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BCG - BLISTER HAS BURST - WHAT TO DO

(16 Posts)
gossifer Tue 14-Jun-05 18:26:59

Help!
My ds is 17 weeks and his BCG blister was very big & sore, just giving him a bath and it burst and loads of green pus came out, do i need to do anything?
Thanks

sparklymieow Tue 14-Jun-05 18:28:09

BCG??? are you sure? I didn't have that till I was about 14.

starlover Tue 14-Jun-05 18:28:22

hmm, better out than in i always say! i didn't know they had BCG at 17 weeks!!!!!!!!

I would perhaps just clean it with some warm salt water... and maybe take him to GP if it looks nasty tomorrow... just to check it's all ok

gossifer Tue 14-Jun-05 18:29:21

i live in london and there has been a massive rise in cases of TB, at some hospitals here they give it before you leave! ds had his at one month

sparklymieow Tue 14-Jun-05 18:30:14

poor little man! I would bathe it and see a doctor if it doesn't clear up

starlover Tue 14-Jun-05 18:30:39

oh goodness... shouldn't it be healed by now?

would definitely take him along to GP... just so he can make sure it's healing ok

hana Tue 14-Jun-05 18:30:47

dd2's BCG nearly burst and I asked what should I do if it did - keep it clean and dry...it should heal over. I would maybe call your clinic or health visitor though

sparklymiow - babies in London ( and maybe other big areas?_ have BCG at birth)

Twiglett Tue 14-Jun-05 18:31:02

do you mean the 5-in-1 (DTP men c and inactive polio)

... I'd assume it was infected - I'd clean it gently with cotton wool and water and take him to docs in morning if still oozing

Twiglett Tue 14-Jun-05 18:31:37

I'm in London SW with DS, SE with DD - no bcg here for babies

sparklymieow Tue 14-Jun-05 18:31:39

Never heard of that before, that all, Learnt something today then

jackeroo Tue 14-Jun-05 18:32:00

gossifer - DS had his BCG around that age on HV recommendation. he too had a big sore blister that kept weeping - it continued to scab and then weep for a few weeks. HV didn't seem concerned with it and it did clear up eventually... on the plus side, when they have it at that age the scar tends to be very minimal as they get older... he's now 12 months and you can barely see it...

hana Tue 14-Jun-05 18:32:43

dd2 is nearly 6 months and it hasn't yet fully healed - was told it could me several months before it does! It didn't get 'angry and sore' looking until 2 months ago or so. poor babes!

hana Tue 14-Jun-05 18:34:02

bcg at birth near airports maybe? we're close-ish to heathrow

jackeroo Tue 14-Jun-05 18:35:53

we're central london and it's quite common to have it here apparantly...

gossifer Tue 14-Jun-05 18:43:29

thanks for all your comments - i'll see what it's like in the morning! xxx jackeroo - thanks for the positive thinking!

suedonim Tue 14-Jun-05 18:52:40

Dd1 had BCG and istr that once it burst (eeeuuugghh!) it was well on the way to being completely healed.

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