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Can You Take Advil With The Flu Shot
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Yes: If it hurts that badly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If pain is that bad.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it true that it can take up to a month before the positive effects of the flu shot take their full effect?
Influenza vaccine: Usually effective within 10-14 days, but in some persons it is conceivable that it may take longer. Still, not a reason not to be vaccinated. ...Read more
Flu shot has killed virus and will not do any harm unless you are allergic to eggs. Please note that flu shot is not 100% effective even in normal people and your response may be even less, still having said all that, it is important the you take the flu shot. If you have not taken pneumonia vaccination, and shingles vaccine, you should take those also.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Yes, but why?: It won't harm, but wouldn't be of any more benefit ...Read more
Hi, I'd like to take the seasonal 'flu shot'. Is this beneficial in preventing the flu, or not helpful. I've read it could be either.?
Recommend it: It can very helpful in protecting asking flu and if the flu does occur - it can minimize symptoms. ...Read more
Avoid the virus: Good handwashing and prevent exposure to people who are ill. ...Read more
Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?
My son got the flu shot today and now he is broken out and has welts on his back and arms and it's itchy, He isn't allergic to eggs and I did give him some allergy medicine, Could it be from the flu shot today? Should I be worried or take him to the er
If you have had adverse reactions to the hep b vaccine, the MMR vaccine and the tdap should you take the flu shot?
Depends: Talk to you doctor, or explain the rash here on health tap with more detail. Some reactions mean you should not get certain vaccines. Other reactions may mean you need to bake some Ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before the vaccine (or other meds depending). Let us know exactly what you reactions were. ...Read more
I have a 102.1 fever with the flu. I was wondering whether it was safe to take NyQuil Severe & Advil (ibuprofen)?
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower). im also recovering from the flu what do I take Advil upsetting my stomach?
I have a fever -100-101.5 degrees. Began yesterday. No other symptoms. No flu shot this season. Should I be concerned? Will advil (ibuprofen) prolong the fever?
Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more
Confusing question: Not all strains of flu make it into the vaccine so some may get a flu from one of these other strains even if they got a "flu" shot early on. You can also have a mild to moderate systemic reaction to the vaccine if you are allergic to eggs or any other component in the vaccine. Last but not least, you can get ill from something unrelated to the flu shot that you were incubating when you got it. ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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