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Necessity to take pneumoccal vaccination and cost - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   i have 9 months old son
Doctor :  
Please proceed
User :   i was told by one the doctors that i have to get pneumoccal vaccination done for him
User :   is it a must
User :   since it is very expensive
Doctor :   i will explain this to you

Doctor :  
in govt set up they are not giving this vaccine
Doctor :  
but in private hospitals they are making it must
Doctor :   Pneumococal vaccine is good if the baby takes 3 complete course
Doctor :  
if you give 3 complete course only she will get full protection against pneumonia
Doctor :  
are yu there
User :   s
User :   how much it costs
User :   i was told that each dose costs around 4000rs
Doctor :   No
Doctor :  
each dose is rs 1500- 2000
Doctor :  
not more than that
Doctor :  
which hospital did yu visit

Doctor :  
ok
User :   they said 4000rs each for three doses

Doctor :  
ok
User :   he said 2 doses sufficient for 9 months old and again 4000 each
Doctor :  
ok

Doctor :  
were the amount is reasonable
so if you go for a hospital which also has a medical college the cost is less
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
but its higher cost
Doctor :  
its not 4000 its very much high
Doctor :  
During influenza outbreaks, pneumococcal vaccines may be useful in preventing secondary pneumococcal infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   so the use of pneumococcal vaccines is good
User :   since my son is 9 months old
Doctor :  
but the rate they are saying is high
Doctor :  
now the HINI influenza is spreading
Doctor :  
so the vaccine of pneumoccus will help you to prevent the secondary infections
User :   ok other than ramaiah and kims any other hospital doc u can suggest
User :   how many doses can i give now
User :   since he is nine months old
Doctor :   in private clinics they will charge high only
Doctor :  
as the kid is already 9 months, 2 doses is sufficient for complete protection
Doctor :  
so go for 2 doses now
Doctor :   where do yu stay
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please send the e- mail ID of yours
Doctor :  
will send the details regarding the hospitals and the cost
Doctor :  
of it

Doctor :  
will find out in detail, good hospital and low rate of vaccine
Doctor :  
fine
User :   thank u
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
thats good
User :   one more clarification doctor
Doctor :  
ok will send the e mail within 24 hrs
User :   k
Doctor :  
please proceed
User :   i have got measles vaccination don on 16th of this month
User :   should i wait for somemoretim to give this pneumoccal vaccine
Doctor :  
ok
User :   also let me know wht are preventive measures that cud be taken to prevent swine flu in babies
User :   my son hs running nose, slight cough
Doctor :  
a duration of 2-3 weeks is required
Doctor :  
i will guide yu in this
User :   doc has suggested vikoryal syrup 3ml 3 times for three days
Doctor :  
1. keep the baby warm
User :   k
Doctor :  
2. avoid the baby in crowded places like temples
User :   ok
Doctor :  
bus stations, malls, and temples
Doctor :  
3. treat the kid symptomatically for fever
User :   k
Doctor :  
give calpol or crocin syrup
User :   he is already on vikoryal is ok doc
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :  
yes u can use it
User :   for 3 days 3ml 3 times is ok is
User :   already 1 day is over
Doctor :  
take for another 3 days and stop it
User :   k
User :   one more last clariidcation
User :   my dad is 80 years mom is 74
Doctor :  
nothing to worry
User :   both r down with cold cough and fever
Doctor :  
i am here for you to answer your query
User :   what medicine can be given both are diabeitc and bp
Doctor :  
please proceed
Doctor :  
He needs to take separate medication for diabetes and BP
User :   both r on glynase
User :   dad takes glynase
User :   and insulin mixard 10 each
Doctor :   Glynase is a diabetic tablet
Doctor :  
its only for diabetes
User :   s since both r down with cold and cough for last 2days wht medicine can be givin to them
Doctor :  
are yu asking the medications for you father
Doctor :  
???
User :   and mother both
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   is the cough dry or wet
Doctor :  
does they get any sputum
User :   dad it is wet lot of flame is there
User :   mom does not have cough only cold running nose
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   does mom has head ache or body ache
User :   body ache
Doctor :   for Mom- Tab. Sumocold two times a day for 2 days, after food
Doctor :  
she will be fine with that
Doctor :  
for dad, wat is the color of flame
User :   normal
User :   but flame does not come out easily
Doctor :   is it white or yellow
User :   he has severe cold nose block
User :   white
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and coug
Doctor :  
i will give him the medications
Doctor :  
Tab. HICET- DC, one in morning and one in nite after food
Doctor :  
Syrup Brozedex 10 ml, 3 times a day for 4-5 days
Doctor :  
is that fine
Doctor :   are yu there ?
User :   s
User :   i was taking down
Doctor :  

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User :   in case if dont get these medicine any alternatv
User :   r u there doc
Doctor :   yes i am there
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
these medications are available not to worry you will get these medications easily
User :   ok
User :   my dad has also gastric and he takes sorbitrate tablet
User :   hope it is ok if he takes these medicine
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   sometimes if he takes any tablet his gastric increases
Doctor :   Sorbitate tablet is for heart pain
User :   his heart pumping is slow i believe
Doctor :   yes its ok he can take these medications
User :   he is taking this for a long time
Doctor :  
yes that right
Doctor :  
did yu do any heart scanning
User :   done long bk
User :   they said its normal
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
these tablets will not create any problem, he can take it
User :   ok thank you so much doctor for all your help
Doctor :  
, take care bye for now
User :   any more preventive measures could be taken for elders
User :   for swine flu
Doctor :   yes as they are at higher risk
Doctor :  
they should be careful
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not to go out if they are sick, avoid travelling
User :   k
Doctor :  
keep them selves hydrated by taking plenty of fliuds
User :   k
Doctor :  
fresh fruits and green leafy veg
Doctor :  
so the immune system is strong
Doctor :  
wash the hands properly after toilet training
User :   k
User :   ok
User :   how abut normal person
Doctor :  
wash the hands with soap before food
User :   whether he /she hs to take any prevetntive tablets
Doctor :  
no there no preventive tablets available
Doctor :  
Tamifllu only for the confirmed cases
User :   k
User :   thank u so much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   i hv some clarikficaiton on biling part with health care magic
User :   who can i contact
Doctor :   please write to doctor@healthcaremagic.com
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