Immunization

What is Immunization?

Immunization-an individual's immune system becomes fortified against an agent (known as the immunogen).When this system is exposed to molecules that are foreign to the body, called non-self, it will orchestrate an immune response, and it will also develop the ability to quickly respond to a subsequent encounter because of immunological memory. This is a function of the adaptive immune system. Therefore, by exposing an animal to an immunogen in a controlled way, its body can learn to protect itself: this is called active immunization. T cells, B cells, and the antibodies B cells produce. Passive immunization is when these elements are introduced directly into the body, instead of when the body itself has to make these elements. It is done by technique vaccination.

Questions and answers on "Immunization"

Im feeling very guilty to admit my child hasn't had ANY of her immunizations since she has been born. it started off because we had no insurance and every dr you had to pay at the visit. Im taking her to dr this week . will this affect her health catching up on a years worth of shots she was supposed to receive? I mean she is healthy, she's on point with her nutrition, bloodwork, growth.... Does she really need all the shots? My two other children did get all their immunizations and afterwards always got really sick for at least a week. Am i harming the baby rather than helping?

doctor1 MD

Hi... Greetings form Chennai, India. I am happy that you realized the truth though late. The kid definitely needs all age appropriate immunizations. Some killer disease are easily preventable with vaccines. I advice you approach your pediatrician and ask him or her for missed vaccine schedule to...

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Hi,
I have given my kid(5 months) polio drops as per the immunization schedule given at the hospital(i.e 10th october,12 november,10th december of 2016). Do I also need to give the polio drops when the Govt announces too? How many times do I need to do it? Confused!!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pulse polio boosters are to be given every time they are announced

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Yes, apart from the scheduled immunization of polio drops you need to give the pulse polio boosters whenever the government announces about the same. It will...

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Hi Sir / Mam
MY baby age is 2.10 Yrs & Immunization done as per attached sheet so i just want to know is there any important immunization for my baby aur not ??? If pending kindly provide me the name of immunization ..with time duration .
Thnx & Regards
xxxxx XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hepatitis A, PCV booster and DPT/Opv/Ipv pending

Detailed Answer:
hi,
welcome to hcm.
can understand your concern.

I have seen all the pictures that you have attached.
According to latest IAP schedule following vaccines are pending
- hepatitis A 1st and 2nd dose
- PCV booster
-...

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hello sir my self XXXXXXX I want to know 5 injection tin of dog bite immunity for how many if dog bite in 3.or 4.day after completion of first course injection required or wht to do

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to start immunization from beginning...you're already immunized...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

If you have already followed the immunity injections for rabies as scheduled, but was bite again from the dog after 3 -4 days of completion of first course,...

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my baby is currently taking his immunization shots and for some time now he has been having some kind of skin rash that presents as boil blisters that spreads when it burst and the liquid touches another part of his skin. He was given ampiclox to use. My question now is "Will the ampiclox use not interfere with his immunization?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
I can understand your concern.

Do not worry. Those antibiotics do not interfere with his immunization. Continue with him immunization as scheduled.
Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty...

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my dtr, which is 4 yrs old with no medical hx and is up to date with immunizations 45'' 38lbs, has been c/o a deep itch to her coccyx area and we took her to a pedi Dr and after consulting another Dr. they decided to r/o pin worms so we did the tx and then repeated again a week later. she continues to complain of this itchness for the last two-three month but she says "Dr said i have worms but the pills will kill them with time right" and this morning she woke up with a excorated area where she scratched all night. i noted several small pinpoint bumbs (pin point in size) around excorated area. any ideas of what this might be?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear!
its pin worm infestation and the cause of her repeated infection might be her nails in which their tiny eggs are embedded. I would advise you tochange her bed sheets after she woke up because at night when the child start itching,it will cause the eggs of the worms to fell on bed...

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My four year old grandson had his immunization shots thursday and late thursday nite he had 2 large bruises, friday morning he was covered in bruises and has 2 dark raised spots on his tongue. His blood was checked, red and white blood cells ok, platlets was 3. What could this be?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Before advising you on these bruises, I would like to know some details about the immunization shots and rash.

What shots has he received?

Is there any itching?

Is he having any fever?

What is the opinion of his doctor regarding the bruises and...

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My 2 month daughter have large hemangioma in Rt arm + Rt leg + in lever. the hemangioma on rt arm recurrent bleeding with secondary infection Dr. said treatment can be start only after 6month when all immunization of her will finished. should we have to wait for the immunization

doctor1 MD

Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

The current treatment options are oral Propranolol and steroids or surgical therapy. These need not wait for immunization to be completed.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations...

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I had a question about immunizations in infants. I know that when you are giving two vaccines in one area there should be about an inch apart, but happens if the second shot goes in really really close to the frist shot or even in the same spot. Will the infant be ok?

doctor1 MD

hello dear
thanks for your query at hcm.

There will be no side effects for the child if two vaccine are given close to each other . But immunogenicity of vaccine might be decreased leading to decrease in efficacy of vaccine .
regards.

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Hi, my grand daughter 2 year baby girl had a convulsion with fever last 15 days ago, during that period she took paracetamol, now she is recovered, but she do not want to eat milk nor she has got eagerness to take her principal food, DR, Sir what type of food should you suggest for her immunization.

doctor1 MD

Hi...there are no specific or special diets in this regard. You can feed her everything age appropriately.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth

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Recent questions on  Immunization

doctor1 MD

hello doctor...help me on her appetite . she has a very low appetite.never seen her craving for food or asking for it. we have to force feed her. she might sit with us to eat but after 2-3 bites she says she is full.she doesnt like anything...even if you give her any juice wether apple or mango she will take 3 sips and throw it away. when she had the reflux problem since then i feel she is afraid of eating as it will lead to vomit . she doesnt even chew the food...try to sollow it most of the times. she is 3 year old with just 11 kg weight. very skiiny..we need atleat 2 hours to feed her...she is a very slow eater...otherwise wise very active...only problem is hunger...even if you done give her food whole day she wont ask for it....she is also prone frequent cold which leads to cough ...

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I am a 33 y/o female, 122lbs, no medical hx. I had body aches, headache and a temp. of 102 yesterday. I m lethargic today with a lingering headache. My 19 month old daughter, 22lbs, has green diarrhea today (She had immunizations 3 days ago) and my husband (39 y/o with gout, taking endomethacin for gout) has a headache with a temp. of 95.7, diarrhea and blood in his stool this a.m. any ideas?

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I would like to know what the result means

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Previous year when i got a 3rd degree dog bite. My rabies antibodies after immunization was 120 IU/ml. Presently outside my office premises a male dog had sneezed before me. Also truly speaking I developed a little phobia with dogs , and it has...

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Before 1 year I have taken 4 doses of rabipur vaccination . How long does the immunity remains?

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Hi...I am sufferring from allergic rhinitis and allergic bronchitis....even with slightest cold air i get throat infection and then fever , cough. I need to cover my facce with bedsheet in the night. Is there any immunization therapy to cure this ?

doctor1 MD

my dtr, which is 4 yrs old with no medical hx and is up to date with immunizations 45 38lbs, has been c/o a deep itch to her coccyx area and we took her to a pedi Dr and after consulting another Dr. they decided to r/o pin worms so we did the tx and then repeated again a week later. she continues to complain of this itchness for the last two-three month but she says Dr said i have worms but the pills will kill them with time right and this morning she woke up with a excorated area where she scratched all night. i noted several small pinpoint bumbs (pin point in size) around excorated area. any ideas of what this might be?

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