Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy

    What are the side effects of the influenza vaccine?

    Side effects of the influenza vaccine include: muscle aches, low fever, headaches and fatigue. If you receive a flu shot, you also may experience soreness where the virus was injected. It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to an influenza vaccine, although this is rare. If you experience...Read More
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    Brain-Friendly B Vitamins

    Protect your brain by kicking up your B vitamin intake, especially if your diet isn’t the healthiest. Getting enough B vitamins to avoid deficiency may prevent

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    How does FluMist interact with other medications or food?

    Note: A CDC panel concluded in 2016 that FluMist has not been effective in recent years. The panel did not recommend its use for the 2016-2017 flu season.

    There are several medications that may interact with FluMist. These include medications that may weaken the immune system, such as steroids;...Read More
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    Who can use the nasal spray flu vaccine?

    Note: A CDC panel concluded in 2016 that FluMist has not been effective in recent years. The panel did not recommend its use for the 2016-2017 flu season.

    The intranasal spray flu vaccine, which contains live, but weakened, influenza virus cells and is sprayed into the nostrils, is recommended...Read More
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    How do I know if my wound needs stitches?

    There are several signs that may help you to know when you should see your doctor about stitches for your wound. These signs include if the wound is jagged or on your face, if the edges of the wound flap open, if you can’t move comfortably, if the wound is deep, or if you haven’t received a tetanus...Read More
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    When should my kids get the flu shot?

    If your kids are 6 months or older, they should get the flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu season can begin as early as October, so vaccination in the early fall is ideal, since it can take the body two weeks to build up...Read More
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    How can I help my child cope with back-to-school anxiety?

    The best way to help your child cope with back-to-school anxiety is by being available to listen to his fears and helping him to talk them through. With a younger child, for example, stress the exciting aspects of going back to school, like seeing his friends again and getting involved in after-school...Read More
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    Should I get the hepatitis B vaccine before travel?

    If you are planning to travel to a country where hepatitis B is a common infection, then you should be vaccinated prior to travel. The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all children, adolescents or any adult who was not vaccinated as an infant who is at risk for the infection. At risk...Read More
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    Are vitamin A supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

    Both too little and too much vitamin A can cause serious problems for pregnant women and their unborn children. It is known that the mother taking too much vitamin A can cause various birth defects in the fetus. But this is true only for preformed vitamin A, such as retinol, and not true...Read More
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    What should I do if I fracture my foot or ankle bone?

    If you believe you have fractured or broken your foot or ankle, see a doctor as soon as possible, as you will likely need an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis. While waiting for a doctor, keep your foot or ankle iced, still and elevated. Take an anti-inflammatory for pain, like Ibuprofen or naproxen....Read More
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    How does folic acid help with homocysteine?

    Folic acid benefits many areas of health. One crucial function is maintaining normal levels of homocysteine. This is an amino acid found in the blood. Too much of this amino acid may increase risks of some cardiovascular conditions. Cardiovascular involves the heart and blood vessels. These include:

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    • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy

      What is FluMist?

      FluMist is the brand name of an influenza virus vaccine that is administered as a nasal spray. It contains live, attenuated (changed to not cause infection) influenza viruses, and is used to prevent infection by the influenza virus. FluMist works by exposing a person to a small dose of the virus...Read More
    • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy

      How do I choose a backpack for my child?

      You should choose a backpack for your child that will not hurt her back and will help her stay organized. Some specific things to look for when choosing a child's backpack:
      • lightweight material
      • a pack that's proportional to your child's size
      • wide, padded shoulder straps
      • a padded back
      • a waist belt, which
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      Who should not receive essential amino acid injections?

      You should not take essential amino acid injections if you have had problems metabolizing amino acids or if you are otherwise sensitive to amino acids. You should not receive amino acid injections if you have limited circulating blood volume, hyperammonemia or untreated acid-base and electrolyte...Read More
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      How can I choose healthy after-school snacks for my child?

      To choose a healthy after-school snack for your child, steer clear of high-sugar, high-fat treats, like candy bars, cookies and chips. These foods won’t keep your child satisfied for very long and are full of empty calories. So she won't ask for junk food, don't keep it in the house. Instead, stock...Read More