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Smallpox scars what did they look like?

Smallpox scars what did they look like?

Smallpox scars: Smallpox scars look much like a combination of chickenpox scars and acne pits. They can be made less visible with subcision and fat transfer or fillers. ...Read more

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


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Small pox vaccine scar even though born in the 90's (and 89), why is this and can I get rid of it?

Small pox vaccine scar even though born in the 90's (and 89), why is this and can I get rid of it?

The way it was given: Small Pox vaccine was not given with hypoderm needle. We used a bifurcate needle dip in vaccine and puncture the skin superficially a number of times. If vaccine is successful a red and itchy bump appears at the site of vaccination in3to4days and in first week it becomes a large blisterand begins to drain.It begins to dry up in second week and scabs.The scab falls in 3rd week and leaves ugly scar ...Read more

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Why did small pox? Vaccine leave nasty little roundish scars on everyone's arm?. I was born in 82' so I didn't get it.

Why did small pox? Vaccine leave nasty little roundish scars on everyone's arm?. I was born in 82' so I didn't get it.

Interesting question: The vaccine was given with a two-pronged needle that used to prick the skin of the arm several times causing a few drops of blood. In 3-4 days a red bump formed. The bump developed into a blister, then filled with pus, and drained. In the second week, the blister dried up and scabbed over. In the third week, the scab fell off, leaving a scar. I'm a lot older than you and I didn't get it either. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have smallpox?

What does it feel like to have smallpox?

Smallpox: has approx. 12 day incubation period. Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs ...Read more

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What kind of damage does smallpox cause?

Death, disfigureing: The case fatality rate for smallpox ran ~30% in most forms up to 100% in malignant forms. Dimed sized facial "pox" often left permanent reminders of those that survived the disease. Severe fever leading to being bedridden was common in the first wk.Since there have been no cases since 1977 & those only in the third world, few doctors now in practice have ever seen a case. ...Read more

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How could they try to treat smallpox in the 1600's?

Smallpox: Smallpox is likely to have presented in Northeast Africa about 10,000 BC. According to “Edward Jenner& the history of smallpox & vaccination” by Stefan Riedel, cold treatment, herbs & special cloth was used during the Medieval ages to tx Smallpox. ...Read more

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Is it possible for smallpox to become prevalent again?

Smallpox: The WHO announced worldwide eradication of smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So smallpox would not return naturally. According to the CDC, “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for possible future bioterrorism (in aftermath of 9/11).. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could not take the smallpox shot?

Smallpox vaccine: Unless you are a scientist or medical person working with Ebola virus or a similar virus - then the Ebola Vaccine will not be available to you. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States.” ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a smallpox outbreak?

No: But it is not beyond the realms of possibility for a smallpox bioterrorism attack. Certainly not impossible. ...Read more

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How could a person get infected with smallpox?

Agree w Dr. Gallant: Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1979 by the world health organization. Bioterrorism or infection of a laboratory worker handling materials (this would be very unlikely due to protocols used when handling this type fo infectious material) are possible mechanisms for infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smallpox (Definition)

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by viruses variola major and variola minor. It was a significant cause of death. Only humans were infected by smallpox and it ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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