Today at the doctor...

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Registered: 03-25-2004
Today at the doctor...
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Tue, 10-13-2009 - 11:31pm

I took one of my sons in to get checked because he's been running a fever of 103 for the past 4 days.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:07am
I am beginning to think that when it comes to vaccines ethics are less of a concern for some medical providers.

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Registered: 04-17-2007
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:42am

IME, just because they're doctors doesn't mean they have critical thinking skills.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:59am

As a person with a family chock full of doctors I can attest to that being a fact, haha! But seriously, yes, I have found that some doctors do not think but memorize and when the texts that they are memorizing are funded and written by people with a vested interest in pharmaceuticals (or the darn companies

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Registered: 03-25-2004
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 8:25am
I think you're dead-on in that analysis.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 5:30pm
They are such handsome little fellows!!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 5:45pm

"They're incompetent as I see it."

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My cousin wrote on Facebook the other day that her daughter had swine flu. She (my cousin) is pregnant so of course she's been told she and the baby will die if they don't get the vaccine. It is not available around here as of yet, we live in a little one-horse town.

I can't say anything to her because my Mother has begged me not to. What worries me is this: After giving her Tamiflu and sending her back to school within a week of swine flu, she then took her in for the regular flu shot. Before she was even able to recover from the dang flu!!! NOW - she stated recently on FB that she cannot wait until the swine flu shot comes available so the whole family can go and get it. Now I'm just wondering - will her doctor actually vaccinate the daughter knowing full well she's already HAD SWINE FLU??? Probably!

Oh, you just don't know how hard it is for me to keep my mouth shut. I've already told my mother that if that little girl gets that shot, I will no longer be able to keep quite!

I'll update this post if I find her doctor did indeed vaccinate her.

I'm glad you found a different doctor!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2004
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 8:19pm
I'm sure they will vaccinate her.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 8:49pm

There is a reason for that.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 9:15pm

I read something that gave me the impression that as long as Influenza A was detected (in bloodwork) then they called it the swine flu but wasn't positive if it was actually swine flu or not. I also read something that made me think there is no *regular* flu this year and that all flu cases were H1N1. But then I have heard from people that I know that their doctor didn't test to see if it was swine flu or regular flu, just called it H1N1 anyway. I just don't get that!

Why not do the simple blood test?

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 9:38pm

My guess is that offices are just doing a "rapid flu" test.. which will give results in just a couple hours after swabbing the patient. The test will tell you Flu A or Flu B .. but is no more specific than that. For more specific results a "respiratory viral panel" has to be done and takes a number of days to result. Probably not worth the time/money/resources to do the full RVP on every person who presents with "flu-like symptoms" when the rapid flu test is available. Although-- in my experience, the rapid flu test usually comes back negative, and the RVP is positive .. for whatever that's worth ;)




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