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My son has taken two bcg.Does it has harmful effects on him?

My son has taken two bcg.Does it has harmful effects on him?

BCG: Why is somebody in usa taking bcg? Only recommended for areas with high rates of TB exposure. As long as your son is not immunosuppressed, and has no residual symptoms the two doses should not be a problem. Infection with this bacillus is inordinately rare. If he develops any symptoms take him back to doctor asap, but suspect you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What if I have been vaccinated with bcg?

What if I have been vaccinated with bcg?

Same TB testing: In the United States, PPD skin testing is done when needed, regardless of whether a person had a BCG shot in the past. If a person had a positive skin test in the past, then his doctor may skip doing a PPD test, and just check a chest x-ray and a blood test. Many people with past BCG shots do not have positive ppd's when tested years later by their doctors. ...Read more

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How did I test positive for PPD when I had the BCG vac?

How did I test positive for PPD when I had the BCG vac?

False positive: Past use of BCG can cause a false-positive reaction to the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) & to PPD Mantoux skin test. ...Read more

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Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Any age: This is infamous -- people who have had bcg vaccine and immigrated to another country may be forced to take TB treatment despite having no symptoms or signs. It's stupid, but that's one common feature of government. If this has happened to you, i'm sorry. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for ppd, but had the BCG vac, how is this possible?

BCG: This is an attenuated tuberculosis vaccine that gives so-so protection but does not render you proof against tb. It can itself make you have a positive ppd. Governments may require you to be treated for TB on the basis of this alone which is regrettable. Or you have have met the tubercle bacillus and beaten it, or have tb, either of which is likely to make your PPD positive. ...Read more

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Can recently BCG vaccinated kid could transfer any disease to a non vaccinated kid?

Can recently BCG vaccinated kid could transfer any disease to a non vaccinated kid?

BCG: No. What country are you from? Bcg vaccination is no longer practiced in the industrialized world as it is deemed not effective and can cause confusion when evaluating response to PPD testing. ...Read more

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My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..

My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..

A misunderstanding: The BCG shot is a vaccine (shot that protects a person) against tuberculosis, and the area of the shot is not supposed to swell or turn red. In fact, nothing at all should happen after the shot which is normal. You may be thinking of a PPD (skin test for tuberculosis) which turns red if the person being tested has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past. ...Read more