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how can i deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: Arm soreness after a vaccination can be relieved by taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for a couple of days. Some people feel better by putting a cold pack on the vaccine site. If soreness is more than mild, or if there is more than slight firmness at the site, one should see a primary care doctor to evaluate for infection at the shot site, which would need to be treated with antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Give it time: You can help alleviate some of the soreness with massage or a warm compress. But, give it time, and the soreness will improve.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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Dr. Ralph Kingsford
35 years experience Pediatrics
If the site appears red & tender & you have a fever, you may want to have it checked
Sep 3, 2013

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