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  Possible Reactions after Receiving the BCG Vaccine and
Things to Remember:
* There will be a small erythematous nodule on the injected area within 7~14 days after the vaccination.
* If the erythematous nodule grows, there may be some itchiness and/or pain, within 4~6 weeks. It might turn into papule or an ulcer. Don't squeeze or cover it up. Keep it clean using gauze sponges, sterile gauze or cotton balls.
* After 2~3 months, the wounds will heal naturally. There are times the armpits may swell. If this results, please consult the doctor.
* Please consult the doctor, if the swelling in the injected area shows signs of infection.


  Possible Reactions after Receiving the DPT Vaccine and
Things to Remember:
* There will be a red swelling in the injected area and a slight pain. There may be a fever within 2 days of the vaccination and the whole body will feel uncomfortable. Sometimes, there will be symptoms of lost appetite, vomiting or light diarrhea. Usually these symptoms will disappear within 2~3 days.
* According to statistics, 1 in 330 children receiving the DPT Vaccine will have a fever with temperature of more than 40°C. If this occurs, please consult the doctor.
* In some cases, there may be a wound in the injected area. If there is a swelling in the infected area, the hard layer on the skin didn't disappear or if there is a continuous fever, then please consult the doctor.
* Please note that 1 in 100 children may cry continuously for more than 3 hours at a time and 1 in 900 children may cry with an abnormally high pitch.
* It is very rare, but in severe reactions, such as 1 in 10,000 children may have serious neurological problems and 1 in 310,000 children may have permanent encephalopathy. So please follow the doctor's advice, if the pediatrician decides against administering the vaccine to your child.
* The reactions by DT and Td vaccines are not common. Usually it is only a slight pain and a mild fever.
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Date Modified:01/09/2004
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