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What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?

What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?

No More Small pox: Small pox vaccine has not been used anywhere for years as Small Pox Disease has been wiped out from the earth due to successful Immunisation Yes Eczema Vaccinatum was a complication og Small Pox Vaccine and it might have happened in past ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine? Can this happen?

What are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine? Can this happen?

Not possible now: Smallpox is one of the viral illnesses which have been conquered world wide. Unless the organism is released in a terrible accident or by a terrorist action, it is simply not found out there to cause infection. Therefore immunization (vaccination) is not needed and those under age forty or so have never been exposed so eczema vaccinatum is not out there either. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine?

Smallpox vaccine: Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC - Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis was a contraindication. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Not Used Anymore: Smallpox was the first viral illness to be eradicated due to the global use of the vaccine. It would be extremely rare to develop the rash as you indicated, since the smallpox vaccine is no longer given. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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How to manage eczema?

How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever i get the chance, that's what they are there for! ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to help my sons eczema?

How to help my sons eczema?

Take Steps: Moisturize frequently-3-4 times per day. Use cortisone cream for bad patches. Consider a prescription strength medication if the 1st 2 steps do not help.See the doctor if all else fails.Make sure you eliminate any triggers of the problem if possible. ...Read more

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What foods aggravate eczema?

What foods aggravate eczema?

That depends..: ...Entirely on the person. Eczema is an allergy related condition. Whatever the individual person is sensitive to could potentially aggravate it. Conversely, what someone is not sensitive to will not aggravate it. What aggravates one person's condition may or may not aggravate another person's condition, depending on the other person's particular sensitivity. ...Read more

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Why is my eczema flaring up?

Lots of Triggers: There are lots of reasons your eczema could be flaring up. Allergic triggers like aeroallergen exposure (tree pollen in spring) could cause flares. Other triggers include increased stress, dry winter months, poor skin hygiene, long hot showers, and the list goes on and on. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to get to clarification. ...Read more

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Good moisturisers for eczema?

Good moisturisers for eczema?

Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain this ingredient. Ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions. ...Read more

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How to know if I have eczema?

A biopsy can tell : for sure, or see your dermatologist to confirm the clinical diagnosis. Eczema is a very broad term that can be triggered by external agents and stress. Patches that are flat, red and typically a little scaly can be eczema, but also other things so see derm for correct diagnosis ...Read more

Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more