Childhood Diseases

Posted by: soumya | 2012-04-14


swelling under armpit 5 month old baby after bcg vaccination

what is the treatment,how long the abscess will appear?

Expert's Reply



The swelling you have noticed with your baby's armpit is an enlarged lymph gland.This swelling does come from the BCG vaccination. The lymph gland swelling may not turn into an abscess as such but remain firm and enlarged or it can turn into an abscess. It can take many months to disappear. No treatment is usually necessary.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-10-15

Thanks.hanks. Shameem, Dubaihameem, Dubai ZZ

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Posted by: Shameem | 2015-10-15

Hi Doctor . I was reading your answer on "swelling in left armpit after bcg vaccination" . My child at present also have such condition. Our Doctor said to get 3 months treatment. Then to continue to 6 months if required. Dear Doctor, Should it be treated? What treatment they are suppose to give to my child? Is that something like killing live virus which is enterd into the body throgh vaccination? Please answer. Thanks. Shameem, Dubai

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