Health & Wellness

The Truth Behind That Weird Scar On Your Upper Left Arm

And it’s not aliens!

The small round scar on the upper part of your arm is very common if you are a 90s kid.

People who were born before 2000 A.D. are likely to have this very specific scar. It comes from a vaccine which was given to people in the form of an injection on the upper arm, preferably left. After the injection, children would get a swelling bulge pouring out yucky stuff for 2-3 days. The swelling wore off, and then after 2-4 weeks emerges again.

This time it turns into a water bubble and oozes liquid. Then it finally dries up and starts healing. The process leaves a scar which lasts you for your entire life.

And then small pox was effectively eradicated around the turn of the millennium. The vaccines were no longer made or administered, and that is why people who are born after the 90s no longer come with this distinctive scar.

Interesting isn’t it?

Comments (2)

  1. Nope. Tell me where the smallpox vaccine was still being administered in the 90s. Its use was stopped globally in 1986 when the disease was considered eradicated. Where did you get the idea that it was “around the turn of the millennium”??

    Now, you may have the BCG vaccine which is still in use.

  2. As an adult born in 1962 with a scar on my left upper left arm – not once have I wondered where it came from or why I had one! I also have not forgotten the days before the shot was administered – my mother and her sister took the time to sit us -myself age 8, my sister and a cousin age 6, as well as a cousin with Downs Syndrome age 5 sitting us down with pictures of exactly what small pox looked like when someone became infected with it! This was 1968 Google was not an option! My mother and her sister made it their business to find out what they needed to know in order to explain why we were going to receive that vaccination! They DID NOT let anyone else relay that information to us at school or anywhere else children are! WE WERE INFORMED AND THAT INFORMATION CAME FROM PEOPLE WE TRUSTED MOST! Our mommas!!
    I rarely find myself wanting to reply to comments! Most of the time – like this time – I run across something totally off the subject as far as my reason for being online in the first place! I woke up with a tiny critter – not a flea or bed bug – crawling across my forehead! Tiny long black creature that did not jump! Sneaky looking little thing just tip toed across my forehead trying to avoid the lines – knowing if he lost his footing he’d be gone into the abyss! I’m 59!
    I just felt compelled to comment!!!! My sweet husband is a Pharmacist and has been for 30+ years. He deals with “misinformation” daily! He has such a sweet soul! I’d have already lost my job and serving time for felony assault! Lol! People throw out information without research without giving it a second thought! Not so much in this case but THAT CAN SERIOUSLY ALTER SOMEONES LIFE in a negative way! We need facts! Think before you comment!

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