Vaccination scar - Doctor answers
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
Not years later:
Those scars should mature with age. If it recently became inflammed you must look for a reason. If necessary see your family doc, dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
dr. Fred - linwood, nj. ...Read more
There is a ring-like round vaccination-like "scar" on my arm. Could it be ringworm from 5 years ago (first noticed this). Didn't bother me or spread.
I can only find 1 vaccination mark on my right arm. Does that mean I only had 1 vaccine? Or do some vaccines not leave a scar thus I can't see it? :/
Small Pox: . Are no longer administered in the us and they are the only vaccines that we used that scarred. These were in later years given on legs in girls especially. Mealseles, mumps, rubella do not leave scars. Gardisil/hpv I frankly do not know. You cannot tell your immunization history by invenotrying your scars/. ...Read more
Does everyone get a scar on their arm when vaccinated? If not why do some people not get any scar?
While the root: Of the word 'vaccine' is from the latin word for cow, and cow pox where edward jenner worked to deliver a milder form than small pox that swept through populations like a hot knife through butter. We no longer administer small pox vaccine. No cases occur in the world. It is the only vaccination that caused a scar. Tb/bcg can also scar, but also is not used in us. ...Read more
Yes: All the routine vaccinations approved in the U.S. For use in children and adults are effective in preventing diseases. However, vaccines are not 100% effective, so booster shots are sometimes needed, and some people who are vaccinated can still catch the disease (although such cases are often much milder than if the person had never gotten vaccinated). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk/benefit: The basic risk of immunization is negligible. Vaccine haters have come up with a new scare issue every decade or so only to be refuted by scientific data, most of which they never accept. The benefit is the avoidance of illness, injury or death. Ben franklin was once a vaccine hater, but in his later writings changed, sad over the preventable loss of a son to smallpox. ...Read more
That is a bit of a complicated question and it depends on what you have had in the past, where you live, what you do, and where you plan to travel. Here is a helpful website, though: http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6201a3.Htm
that should give you every answer. ...Read more
Vaccinations: The potential side effects from vaccinations that are most common are pain at the injection site, fever, or allergic reaction. The biggest downside of vaccinations is not getting them and then dying or becoming severely debilitated when you get the disease that the vaccination would have prevented. ...Read more
No: Vaccinations are not "fatal". Vaccinations are fine for almost everyone in the community, except a few people with immune system disorders and a few with strong allergies to the ingredients in a vaccine. Like with any medicine, any food, or any activity in life, there is always a rare, rare chance that an unpredictable fatal event happens. Such bad-luck events are like being struck by lightning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu vaccine, BUT: Since 2001, except for certain flu vaccines, thimerosal has not been used in child vaccines. More importantly, we now know that this form of mercury is the type easily excreted from the body, and that there is no link between measles vaccine, for example, and autism, based on multiple studies of several hundred thousand children. Despite this, fears persist, but are gradually abating. Finally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
vaccinations that are recommended for babies are safe and protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases.
Talk with your pediatrician about what vaccines are given during your child's first years of life.
you can also read about vaccines through the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more