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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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What is your opinion on the relatively new cervical cancer vaccine?

What is your opinion on the relatively new cervical cancer vaccine?

HPV vaccine: this is the first vaccine that prevents cervical cancer and prevents human pappiloma virus that causes cancer it can prevent HPV infection even in boys that can cause problems in their lives it is recommended for both males and the female usually around timing of initiation of sexual activity though you don't have to be sexually active to get it it prevents oral and anogenital cancer in boys ...Read more

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Does the cervical cancer vaccine affect my chances of having a baby?

Does the cervical cancer vaccine affect my chances of having a baby?

Unlikely: Cervical cancer vaccine has not be in use for a long enough time to have a definitive answer, however, the available evidence does not suggest any adverse effects on reproductive ability. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the gardasil commercial clame it is a cervical cancer vaccine?

For what reasons might the gardasil commercial clame it is a cervical cancer vaccine?

Stops the HPV cause: Gardasil is a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (hpv). It is actually a vaccine for several forms of hpv, and hpv is overwhelmingly the most common cause of cervical cancer. Preventing hpv can help prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

Can cervical cancer vaccine give you epilepsy?

NO: For some patients a physical stress can bring out a tendency for epilepsy. If you have a reaction to a vaccine with fever and systemic signs, your body may react with a convulsion. This did not cause epilepsy. You may need a thorough neurological evaluation. Other irritative states may result in further convulsions. ...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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How does the cervical cancer vaccine work?

How does the cervical cancer vaccine work?

Gardasil: Gardasil is a vaccine usually administered in young men and women to prevent infection with the 4 most common types of human papilloma virus that cause cancer. While is it worthwhile to get the vaccine, it is possible to still get cervical cancer, since there are types of hpv that cause cancer that are not protected against. Also, if you have been sexually active, you may have already been expose. ...Read more

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Three injections of the vaccine (cervical cancer) are given. Why is this?

Three injections of the vaccine (cervical cancer) are given. Why is this?

Booster Shots: Full immunity is not developed after one exposure. The additional doses are "boosters" that help strengthen the immunity. Many other types of vaccines are also given on multiple occasions for the same purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more