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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Advil With The Flu Shot

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How long should I wait before taking Advil (ibuprofen) after the flu shot?

How long should I wait before taking Advil (ibuprofen) after the flu shot?

Doesn't matter: The advil (ibuprofen) will not make any significant difference in the way the flu shot builds protection for you. Take it if you feel the need.

Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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Can I take the flu shot while lactating?

Can I take the flu shot while lactating?

Flu shot&breastfeed: Yes u can take the inactivated split virus vaccine. You should protect urself form flu if you can wehen u have a young baby as if hte baby gets sick form u if u have the flu, ur baby could get sicker than u.

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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.

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Have gone through chemo for nonhodgkins lymphoma should I take the flu shot?

Have gone through chemo for nonhodgkins lymphoma should I take the flu shot?

Yes: 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!

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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.?

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.

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I have had allergic reactions to the MMR and the tdap as an adult. Iam still experiencing symptoms from the tdap. It is mandatory to have take the flu shot where I work. I am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last

Speak with Doctor: You cannot be forced to take the flu shot. Though it is much safer to be vaccinated against influenza than to contract this deadly virus, you can speak with your primary care doctor who can help you to advise your employer of your decision not to get the flu shot.

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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it.

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If you have had adverse reactions to the hep b vaccine, the MMR vaccine and the tdap should you take the flu shot?

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.

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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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