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    BCG Scar - development?

    My baby received her BCG vaccine and as expected developed a hard lump at the vaccine site 1 month afterwards. The lump has been hard for about 4 months, but in the last couple of days seems to have softened. Is this the natural development of the scar site, or does this mean that pus has developed? Can I treat this myself, or should I take her to the doctor?

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    the drs told us not to touch it or put anything on it.
    my girl's was looking ok, then one day after the bath, the pus just squirted out, all i had done was pick her up and put her down on the sofa. i just got a tissue to dab the pus away and now, 2 weeks later, just just fine. the scar has almost completely healed.

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    excuse my ignorance, but what is a BCG injection ? I am about to have my 2nd child, but 1st in HK. Is it optional ?

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    it is the TB shot.

    i believe that it is optional, although TB is quite common in asia, so i'd seriously think about giving it to your baby.

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