6 mos old. Flu vaccine has past muster in research trials for children 6 mos and older. In the near future, trials are studying whether it can be given even younger. And the yearly after that age.
Flu shots. Flu shots are available usually throughout the year depending on availability. The flu season can vary per region but usually starts when cold weather starts. Many MDs begin giving flu shots in NE area, for instance, around Sept/Nov.
I got flu shot Thursday afternoon and now I feel like coming down with something, I've been paranoid about getting flu since Thursday could be anxity?
Side effect is. Possible. Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare.
Condoned, but ok. As you know, this is not recommended, but it will not hurt overall if you are generally healthy.
No worries. Currently, our senior citizens have the option to get a High-Dose version of the seasonal flu shot. The High-Dose version has 4 times the amount of antigen compared with the regular flu shot. That means getting 2 times the usual amount of one regular flu shot should not be a problem.
Mostly local reactio. As long as you are otherwise healthy, you can't get the flu from the flu shot- since it is a dead virus. Only the nasal spray (live attenuated virus) could cause flu-like symptoms in some individuals. Side effects are mostly localized redness or swelling which usually goes away quickly and could be treated with an anti-inflammatory pain killer if bothersome.
What type of eye. Disorder are you referring to? Can you clarify and re-ask question. Thanks.
Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?
OK to take. Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon and stomach cancer if garlic is eaten (not supplements). The evidence for preventing viruses/colds is weaker. It should not interfere with desired antibody production following a flu shot.
Aside from hand-washing, getting flu shot, etc., what are some good ways to boost the immune system during cold/flu season & avoid getting sick?
Great question! Many people have opinions about "how" to boost the immune system. Practically speaking, there is no correct answer to this. The immune system is very complex and I am not aware of anything in particular that will globally "boost" this. A good diet, regular exercise, and an appropriate amount of sleep are good things along with the things that you are doing.
No magic pill. Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet.