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Symptoms Of Eczema Vaccinatum
What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?
Moisturize: The primary treatment for eczema is to moisturize the skin. You can't moisturize too much. We often recommend cetaphil or eucerine but any good moisturizer is okay. You can also decrease bathing as this adds to decreasing the moisture of your skin so when you bathe use a cap of baby oil in the water and lotion up after. Use your steroid creams as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis for 16 days (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 4 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Should I be worried?
Cellulitis: responds VERY slowly to ORAL antibiotics! As long as there is steady improvement NOT to WORRY! However if there is worsening (spreading) you may require a short course of IV antibiotics! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I've had cellulitis for 16 days now (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 3 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Any advice?
MRSA: If the response is slower than expected, one would need to consider MRSA as a potential cause. People with eczema tends to have staph colonization on the skin . I usually get a serum vitamin D3 level to make sure that they are not deficient on vitamin D3 which may help fend off skin infection. ...Read more
Itchy round lesions: Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches. It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well. The treatments for nummular eczema are the same as for other forms of eczema, mild soaps, mouisturing creams, and topical steroids. ...Read more
Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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