Search Results for: "immunizations"

  • Pertussis Vacine

    Pertussis Vaccination

    Dr. Greene, I was wondering if you could be so kind to answer my question regarding whooping cough. I am a mother of 5-year-old twins. The twins were born 2 months premature. At a few months old they had…

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  • Pertussis Exposure

    Pertussis Exposure

    Do I need to worry about my older kids getting pertussis if they were vaccinated as babies?

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  • Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Fast Facts about Pertussis

    Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough. Pertussis is caused by bacteria that attach themselves to the cilia (little hairs) that line the respiratory tract. These bacteria produce a potent toxin that inflames the respiratory tract and that prevents the cilia from functioning properly.

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  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Bacterial Meningitis

    Dr. Greene, my 16-month-old son died of complications of bacterial meningitis on 17 December 1997. Up until 14 Dec he was healthy. He got sick on Sunday, 14 December 1997, we took him to the pediatrician on Monday the…

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  • Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls.

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  • Fevers

    Fevers

    Our child is 14 months old. His temperature was up to 103 degrees. What are the best things to do before having to go to the doctor, and at what temperature does it become critical? What are the recommended…

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  • Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine

    Fast Facts about the DTaP Vaccine

    The DTaP vaccine is a newer version of the older DPT vaccine. DTaP is designed to immunize against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.

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  • DPT Vaccine Contraindications

    DPT Vaccine Contraindications

    Is there anything that might increase a child’s risk of having a reaction to the DPT?

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  • DPT Vaccine

    DPT Vaccine

    How can I find out information about DPT vaccine problems? I am vaccinating my 2 month old son next week and would like as much info on this as possible. What can you tell me?
    Lisa Bonine – Wichita Falls,…

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  • Lyme Disease 101

    Lyme Disease 101

    Our son was recently bit by a tick while on a day hike through tall grass. We found it on him while showering that evening. He has no symptoms. We are worried about Lyme disease. Can you tell us…

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