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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: tersh | 2008/01/18

Q.

child has a small bump

my baby is 7weeks old and 2weeks ago i realised he has a small bump likemosquito bite on his arm, so i put a little vicks on it! but it seems it is growing bigger! i tried touching it and he cried terribly! but there is no sign of a fever! what could it be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is probably due to his BCG vaccination at birth. It can take a very long time [months] to get smaller and often first gets larger before starting to reduce in size.

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Posted by: G | 2008/01/18

Is it on the upper arm where the baby received the BCG vaccine at birth? They say after a couple of weeks it looks like a mosquito bite, you shouldn't touch or fiddel with it - just leave it as it will get better on its own

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