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Babies BCG - Normal?

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chloemegjess Sun 13-Jul-08 12:25:38

Hello. My DD had her BCG injection in her arm at about 2 months old. She is now 6.5months old and her BCg mark has always been big and something everybody commented on, but I didnt think that much off it. Last night, I bathed her and noticed that she had a largeish blister on her BCG. I had decided just to leave it and ask a HV on monday. However, when I got her out and went to wrap her in a towel, I noticed she had Pus (sp?) all down her arm so it had obviously popped somehow. I washed it off with plain water, but wasnt really 100% sure what to do?

Is it best to coveer it or leave open? Dont want it to get infected but I THINK when she had it done, the nurse said do not use plasters, but possibly said something about using a bandage if needed?

It was ages ago - should it of healed by now?

She has also had alot of extra sleep in the last 24hours or so - not sure if this is relevant but thought I would mention..

Anyway, any advice would be great.

Thank you MN!

littleducks Sun 13-Jul-08 12:32:28

both mine had it at birth and then it swelled etc at 2 months ish

i would leave it open but then again i only use plasters on my hypocondriac dh

Seona1973 Sun 13-Jul-08 12:53:40

this is from the immunisations website:

Occasionally a shallow ulcer up to about 10mm in diameter may develop at the injection site. This can be covered with a dry dressing (never a plaster) if oozing occurs, until a scab forms. It may take several months to heal.

chloemegjess Sun 13-Jul-08 13:58:20


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