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Can any dermatological procedure remove my vaccination scar from my arm?

Can any dermatological procedure remove my vaccination scar from my arm?

Depending on depth: Correction of scars depends on the depth of scar. If superficial (thin), sometimes lasers can reduce the appearance. If deep, sometimes we excise the area, suture the wound to create a more "organized scar". ...Read more

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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


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Is it normal for a tuberculosis vaccination scar to become red & swollen?

Is it normal for a tuberculosis vaccination scar to become red & swollen?

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. Good luck, dr. Fred - linwood, nj. ...Read more

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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.

Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing. It would be best to have someone look at it and tell you what it is. See the doctor for an answer. ...Read more

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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? :/

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

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Does everyone get a scar on their arm when vaccinated? If not why do some people not get any scar?

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

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Do immunizations generally leave scars?

Do immunizations generally leave scars?

No: Almost never.I have supervised , over the years, probably a quarter of a million injections and have never seen any scarring. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations effective?

Are vaccinations effective?

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 more

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What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

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

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What are the are vaccinations you need as an adult?

What are the are vaccinations you need as an adult?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate.html ...Read more

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What are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

What are the common recommended vaccinations for adults?

CDC: 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

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more