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Bcg Vaccine For Infants
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Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Individuals who are vaccinated with BCG though can still get TB, since the protection by the vaccination decreases over time, .
Babies have immature immune systems, so if there is any doubt, a TB test can be performed. ...Read more
My baby is of 11 days and he was given BCG vaccine today now after almost 5 hours he is crying a lot. Is it the vaccination pain or something plz hlp?
Possible vaccine: Many times with initial vaccines infants will have fussiness, crying and possible fever. Usually with subsequent vaccines these symptoms improve. Try consoling your infant, cool compress on the area where he had the vaccine and possible acetaminophen if symptoms do not resolve. If crying still persist then follow up with your baby's health care provider. ...Read more
My baby is 3month old today his left arm at the site of (bcg vaccine) is swollen with pus is that normal please help?
Go to the doctor!: This is NT normal. It is an infection. It means go to the doctor right now! ...Read more
My 6week baby who I breastfeed has a green poop for a week now. Right after BCG vaccine. Is it normal?
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. Likely unrelated to BCG ...Read more
Why aftr 2 month injection of BCG vaccine, the baby had blister on the left upper arm? Why it took 2 month?
Blister after BCG: Thanks for your question. The bcg vaccine contains some preservatives. Sometimes, people can have irritation in their arm from the preservative, and this can be delayed even several months from the vaccine. It's not a dangerous reaction, but I recommend that you take the baby to your primary care physician to have the arm looked at. ...Read more
Bcg vaccine is still being given to new born babies in several countries. It is effective in protecting againt TB meningitis in children but its effectiveness against pulmonary tuberculosis is variable
usa and holland have never used it routinely, due to surveilance with monyoux test
disadvantages except making difficult to interpret motoux test in us, and not very effective for pulmonary tuberculo. ...Read more
Bcg vaccine: Bcg vaccine is a vaccine for tuberculosis. It is not used in us, but it is used in many countries where there is high prevalence of tb. To prevent childhood tb, TB meningitis and miliary tuberculosis. It should only be used in persons and children who have negative tuberculin test and are continually exposed and can not be separeted from adults who are not adequately treated, or have resistance strain. ...Read more
About 5 years: Positive tuberculin skin test (tst) measuring up to 10 mm lasts about 5 years. Induration over 10 mm by tst after 5 years requires additional evaluation, e.g., chest x-ray or interferon-gamma assay. ...Read more
TB is rare here: The use of bcg in areas where TB in relatively common does slow the spread of the problem. However, TB has been rare in the us for many decades & the need for such a vaccine has not shown a true benefit. ...Read more
Bcg vaccine: No it is not and it does not work. The studies in us have shown it is not effective to prevent tuberculosis, it has been recommended in some of the british raaj countries, like gyana, jamaika, trinidad and others. But the effectiveness is very doubtfull. ...Read more
Can BCG Vaccine could be given to a person undergoingMicobacterium T.B & is on Medication for the same. Will it be effective.
Not needed: We don‘t give BCG vaccines in USA. If you are already being treated for TB, you don‘t need BCG ...Read more
Normal no: Usually get small reaction after shot. Some might not. The natural course after BCG is after 6 to 8 weeks swelling appears that grows can exude fluid, ulcerate then scar. Now the scar is the most simple and convenient way to see successof vaccine. Rarely there might not be a scar but if there is no scar after 6 months see ur dr to do a mantoux TB test, if it is negative probably repeat bcg. ...Read more
Active TB prevention: The major role of BCG vaccine is TB prevention. Bcg vaccine is also effective for protection against leprosy and disease due to nontuberculous mycobacteria. The efficacy of bcg-protection against active tb- is about 50%, and the duration of protection is believed to be 10 to 15 years. ...Read more
I had BCG vaccine 40 years ago. What are my chances of getting TB if im exposed to a person who has one?
If a child from foreign country test positive for Monteux but no symptom, should she be given TB meds or is BCG vaccine enough?
Needs treatment: Best to go to a TB clinic for consultation but if PPD is positive and cxray and exam normal, then needs 6-9 months of INH. I think what you are asking with someone from abroad, if they had BCG then they may have a false positive mantoux. However we do not vaccinate someone with BCG when they have a positive mantoux as treatment ...Read more
It is normal reaction to the vaccine. You get bluish red papule which may look like a blister 2to3 weeks after the vaccination. After about 6 weeks the pustule ulcerates forming a lesion approx. 5 mm in diamneter.
Scab forms and heals usually withn 3 months after vaccination and results in a permanent scar at the puncture site ...Read more
Tab exposure: Even though you've had bcg and if you had an overwhelming exposure you may get tab. This is especially true if you friend has cavitarytb. ...Read more
Given after Birth:
BCG Vaccine is given after biirh at the deltoid muscle site
I am sure it can be given at another site
We do not use this vaccine in USA
But as a rule it is given in left upper arm so that doctors can check if it was given
It is given after birth upto age of15 days ...Read more