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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.

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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Can you please describe the downsides and risks of vaccinations?

Can you please describe the downsides and risks of vaccinations?

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

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What is a vaccination?

What is a vaccination?

Flu shot: Vaccinations help boost the immune system in order to prevent or lessen the severity of several different diseases such as the flu or tetanus. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations fatal?

Are vaccinations fatal?

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 more

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Which vaccinations have mercury?

Which vaccinations have mercury?

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 more

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Why I fainted after The vaccination?

Why I fainted after The vaccination?

Vasovagal: You might have had a vasovagal syncope which is not much to worry about. It can happen with vaccination.
https://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5717a2.htm ...Read more

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How safe are vaccinations for babies?

How safe are vaccinations for babies?

Very safe: 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

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Which states require calfhood vaccination?

All States: All states require childhood vaccinations to attend Day Care/Nursery School and all Schools ...Read more

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What are the causes of vaccination failure?

What are the causes of vaccination failure?

Poor Immune Response: Usually an individual's immune system, for some reason, just does not respond to the medicine/vaccine. It is not known why. Rarely the vaccine may be impotent due to poor strage, not administered properly or a bad batch from the factory. ...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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more