Swelling At The Immunization Injection Site?
, my child after the BCG immunization has swollen and white contents. But this morning I accidentally injected the injection with a nudge when taking a bath so that the outer skin was free u0026amp; brdarah a little. I cleaned the blood with the gauze that I got from the clinic. Is that okay?
Hello Mona, thank you for the question.
BCG immunization is an attempt made to make a person's body immune to germs that cause disease tuberculosis (TB), which is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis which generally attacks the lungs, but can also attack other organs such as skin, intestine, etc. . This vaccine works by inserting certain parts of the bacteria into a person's body which will stimulate the body's immune system to make antibodies to obtain immunity against these germs, but that does not mean this vaccine can protect people from TB infection, this vaccine can prevent TB infection from developing into more serious condition. BCG vaccine is usually given only once, namely when a new baby is born, until the age of 2 months. After injecting the vaccine, usually a color bump will appear slightly younger than skin color, this indicates the way the vaccine is given correctly, namely injection under the skin. The injection site should not be stressed because it is feared that the newly injected vaccine can come out again so that the vaccine becomes ineffective. After a few days, side effects that can arise are usually in the form of swelling like ulcers which will then rupture and cause scarring / brushrik in 14 days to 6 weeks, this condition is indeed common and not dangerous. However, if after a few days after the injection, the arm becomes swollen, red, filled with pus, fever, or an allergic reaction arises it is advisable to consult a doctor or health care center. It is best to avoid impact or pressure on the injection site, avoid touching the injection site, and you can give pain relievers or fever-reducing medications your doctor prescribes.
Thus, hopefully it helps.