Question: What should I do if I dont have a BCG scar?

Can you get BCG without scar?

There was no scar or blister after my childs BCG jab. Did it work? A raised blister will appear in most people vaccinated with BCG, but not everyone. If your child did not have this reaction to the vaccine, it does not mean that they have not responded to it.

How do I know if I have BCG scar?

Our BCG Scar Check Service involves a nurse taking a vaccination history and physically checking the arm for a scar to see whether that person has received the BCG vaccination. This service is suitable for all patients over 18+ years of age.

Why did I not need my BCG?

Vaccination of all children aged 10-14 continued until 2005, when it was decided that TB rates in the general population had fallen to such a low level that universal BCG vaccination was no longer needed.

Is it normal for BCG vaccine to have pus?

There are some rare side effects associated with the BCG vaccine. If any of the following occur, see your GP: A large abscess (collection of pus) at the injection site. Tenderness and swelling under the left arm โ€“ this could indicate an infection of the glands (called the axillary lymph nodes).

How long should the BCG take to heal?

What to expect after your child receives the BCG vaccine. In 1โ€“6 weeks, a small, red blister may appear where the injection was given. This should heal in a few weeks. After 6โ€“12 weeks, the blister may turn into a small, weeping sore.

When should I worry about BCG?

Occasionally, there may be a more severe skin reaction, but this should heal within several weeks. If youre worried that your or your childs skin reaction is abnormal or that the spot may have become infected, contact a GP.

Can BCG cause infection?

Disseminated BCG infection, in the form of miliary tuberculosis, sepsis, or fever associated with organ involvement, constituted the most commonly reported form of BCG infection in the literature, accounting for one-third of cases.

How long does BCG treatment stay in your system?

BCG can remain in urine for 6 hours after your treatment, so each time you urinate, you should bleach the toilet in your home to neutralize the vaccine.

Should I drink water after BCG treatment?

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for 6 hours after each treatment. 7. Drink plenty of fluids after your instillation to flush your bladder.

What happens if BCG fails?

BCG failure usually carries a risk of recurrence but rarely of progression. For low-grade failure, intravesical chemotherapy is a valid option. This scenario is different from that where BCG intravesical therapy is unsuccessful in high-risk T1 disease and/or CIS, where a risk of progression may sometimes reach 50%.

How many times can you have BCG treatments?

A person will usually have BCG immunotherapy once per week for 6 weeks. A doctor may recommend another 6 weeks of BCG if they feel it is required.

How long does BCG stay in your system?

BCG can remain in urine for 6 hours after your treatment, so each time you urinate, you should bleach the toilet in your home to neutralize the vaccine.

What happens if BCG treatments dont work?

BCG failure usually carries a risk of recurrence but rarely of progression. For low-grade failure, intravesical chemotherapy is a valid option. This scenario is different from that where BCG intravesical therapy is unsuccessful in high-risk T1 disease and/or CIS, where a risk of progression may sometimes reach 50%.

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