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How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

How can I deal with a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What can I do to avoid a sore arm after the 3rd cervical cancer vaccine?

HPV does hurt!: Hpv is probably the roughest vaccine on people. Standing by to ice your arm and take Ibuprofen or nuprin (ibuprofen) (with food and a full glass of liquid) helps. Have someone else drive so you can keep icing a full twenty minutes (be sure no ice is directly on skin--use cloth protection. No need to add frostbite to your woes) many suggest then using the sore muscle aids quicker recovery. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it works, and you can't avoid this because if it didn't happen you wouldn't develop immunity. ...Read more

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I m 29 yrs n have 10 months baby boy. My 3rd dose of cervical cancer vaccine was due in sept. Will it be effective now or should I start again ?

I m 29 yrs n have 10 months baby boy. My 3rd dose of cervical cancer vaccine was due in sept. Will it be effective now or should I start again ?

Get third dose now: If you take the third dose now, the vaccine will still be effective. I applaud you for taking the vaccine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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The vaccine against cervical cancer is taken for a lifetime or there is an amount of years which you have to take it again?

The vaccine against cervical cancer is taken for a lifetime or there is an amount of years which you have to take it again?

HPV Vaccine:: Series of 3 vaccines given at 0, 2 and 6 months interval, between 11 to 26 years age. Some recommendation says, it can be started at 9 year age. After 26 years, not needed. ...Read more

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I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes: Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk. ...Read more

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I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, i'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?

I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, i'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?

VERY safe vaccines: As safe or safer profile than any other vaccine you give your kids. Nothing differed from placebo in initial studies of over 30, 000 men and women other than pain, edema, red an itching at injection site, and fever, nausea, headache and dizziness. That is it! most common 'severe' reaction is headache. 100 million doses distributed worldwide now with great safety data since release as well. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the cervical cancer (gardasil) vaccines last?

For what length of time do the cervical cancer (gardasil) vaccines last?

Hard to say: We know that some have a decline in effect if the 3 dose series is not completed.Work with similar products suggests the possibility of lifetime antibody protection. However, since it is a newer vaccine it will take another twenty five or more years of use and study to confirm the longevity of this protection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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