Search Results for: "immunizations"

  • 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    The DTaP vaccine is a newer version of the older DPT vaccine.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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  • Severity of Lyme Disease

    Severity of Lyme Disease

    How serious is Lyme disease? Is it curable?

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  • Measles Vacine

    Measles Vaccine

    When should the measles vaccine be given? How effective is it?

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  • Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    Treating Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac

    My boyfriend has had poison ivy for four days now and has been using Hydrocortisone to stop the itch. He claims that it will cure the rash. I refuse to see him until he sees a doctor. Am I…

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  • Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Fast Facts about the Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chicken pox is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a mild infection, and not life-threatening. Although children with this virus may be miserable for several days, and miss a week of school or day-care (stranding parents at home), they will likely recover from the 250-500 itchy blisters with nothing more to show for […]

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  • Can you catch Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease twice?

    Can you catch Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease twice?

    My fourteen-month-old son recently had hand-foot-and-mouth virus. Is this something he can catch again, or will he be immune from future recurrences? It’s nice to have a place to ask non-urgent questions about the little ones, and as I…

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