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What Does A Smallpox Scar Look Like
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer