Inflammation Of The Wound Is Swollen And Festering In A 3 Month Old Baby?
my child was injected at the age of 1 month Bcg .. now the age is already want to be 3 months, which I want to ask why in the injection area to swell and discharge pus huh? What should I do? Tks
Hello Winda, Thank you for the question.
Had the injection area been normal before, no lumps were found? One side effect of immunization is infection at the injection site. However, this infection usually occurs shortly after the injection is carried out. Has your child already had another vaccination after undergoing BCG vaccination in the same place? If so, this condition is most likely caused by a bacterial infection at the injection site. In addition, bacterial infections can also occur in hair follicles on the skin that cause ulcers or bacterial infections due to insect bites. If the area is swollen and pusy, you should immediately check your child's condition to the doctor. The doctor will examine your child to determine the cause and determine the severity of the infection. The doctor may need to clean the pus and will give antibiotics (can be in the form of ointments or oral medication). In the meantime, please clean the pus that comes out slowly but avoid squeezing the lump. You can also apply a warm compress to the lump to help cure it.
I hope this helps.