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A. People with a history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome that occurred after receiving influenza vaccine and who are not at risk for severe illness from...
A. I always stress the following points:Fever in a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy is an EMERGENCY…they are to call me anytime they have a fever...
A. While developing a fever is the most serious sign and should be treated as an emergency, there are other signs and symptoms you should be aware of...
A. If you have a temperature of 100.4ºF or higher for more than 1 hour, or a one-time temperature of 101ºF or higher, this should be considered an...
A. In addition to receiving treatment from your doctor, the following suggestions can help prevent infections:Clean your hands frequently.Watch out for...
A. Infections are a serious health issue for cancer patients because an infection during chemotherapy can be life threatening. Because of your cancer...
A. Call your doctor right away, even if it is after hours. Fever (a temperature of 100.4ºF or higher for more than 1 hour, or a one-time temperature of...
A. Find out from your doctor when your white blood cell count will be at its lowest since this is when you’re most at risk for infection.  This...
A. This is something you cannot determine on your own.  Your doctor or nurse will tell you. Because neutropenia (low white blood cell count) is...
A. Neutropenia, pronounced noo-troh-PEE-nee-uh, is a decrease in the number of white blood cells. Chemotherapy drugs work by killing fast-growing cells...
A. Because people with the flu are contagious while they are ill and that they tend to be most contagious while they have a fever, CDC advises people...
A. Don’t delay getting vaccinated if you want quadrivalent vaccine and it isn’t available. Some quadrivalent flu vaccine is available, but most flu...
A. If your child has the flu, he or she should stay home until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Their fever should be gone without the use...
A. Quadrivalent (four virus) flu vaccines are expected to be at least as effective as trivalent (three virus) vaccines, since both flu vaccines protect...
A. Studies have shown that flu vaccine can be safely received in people with a history of mild reactions to egg with some additional safety measures...