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Symptoms Of Eczema Vaccinatum
What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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?
Smallpox vaccine: The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. The government only provides smallpox to several hundred scientists/ medical personnel in research settings. Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below link: A good question. Eczema typically presents with dry, inflamed, itchy skin. There are lots of different patterns of eczema too. Often your primary care doctor can treat this but you can also seek out a dermatologist. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/eczema. ...Read more
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