HELP!

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Registered: 03-25-2004
HELP!
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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 3:43pm

Someone I know has a 4 y.o. that has been very ill.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2005
In reply to: lynnister
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 4:34pm

Hi Lynn!


I'm sure the members here might be able to give you some good ideas but I thought you might look for more information on our support boards. We have a Vaccine Support board and a Non-Vaccine Support board. I think either one of them might be able to help.


I hope your friends' 4yo is feeling better soon!


Hugs,


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Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: lynnister
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 7:54pm

Was it determined that the serotype of pneumococcus she contracted was covered by the vaccine?


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Registered: 03-25-2004
In reply to: lynnister
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 9:06pm
I'm not sure, but that would be a great question to ask the doctors!
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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: lynnister
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 2:52pm

Hey Lynn,

I don't have any advice but I am wondering if you could let us know how that 4-year old is doing? Worried about her and her family. :(

http://www.hpakids.org/ <-- maybe there is a holistic pediatric practitioner in the area someone could contact for advice?






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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: lynnister
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 8:41pm
Vaccinating the child for a sickness she already has?
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Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: lynnister
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:22pm
Not saying I agree with the revaccination because I do not, but prevnar covers 7 strains of pneumo so immunity is not garnered by one natural infection to all of them.

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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: lynnister
Fri, 02-19-2010 - 4:38pm

Do some strains of wild pneumonia offer lifelong immunity? All of them?

Just curious, I've never read a lot about pneumonia.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: lynnister
Fri, 02-19-2010 - 5:27pm

According to this: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=920&page=359


Recovery from natural infection with a given pneumococcal type usually is followed by lifelong immunity to reinfection with that type.

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Registered: 10-17-2009
In reply to: lynnister
Fri, 02-19-2010 - 10:35pm

Clearly you're doing the right thing by searching the internet for information on how to medically treat a four year old.


After you tell the physician how to do his/her job, make sure to let he/she know that they wasted a decade and a few hundred thousand dollars on medical school. Obviously everything they needed to know is online!

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