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... I had my BCG in November last year and had quite a bad reaction to it. It did not get infected but it took a long time to heal. ... (0 replies)
BCG Scar
Jan 13, 2011
... You can't confirm it on a scar. Draw labs for antibodies, the scar could be anything. ... (1 replies)
BCG Scar
Jan 13, 2011
... the scar is quite large and is formed like the hash sign on a key board. Would anyone know if the administration of BCG immunisation in China results in this type of scar. ... (1 replies)

BCG wound
Feb 22, 2010
... a 3 month period but can take up to 5 months. The vaccination is normally given intradermally in the upper left arm at the insertion of the deltoid muscle. The scar that remains sometimes resembles the scar that a smallpox vaccination leaves. ... (2 replies)
BCG scar
May 31, 2007
... Juliet, if you are only 26, then alll three scars are probably BCG vaccinations. ... (8 replies)
BCG scar
May 30, 2007
... I was born in Ireland and I moved the US when I was 8. When I moved to the US, I was the only person in my class with the scar. I used to be mortified and wear long sleeves. I never noticed it or would forget about it, but there would always be someone asking what they were and that would remind me that I have them. In highschool, one complete a**hole asked "WHAT ARE... (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 18, 2007
... so you missed out. No scar for you! We never vaccinated for TB in the U.S. so none of us over here have a BCG scar. They still vaccinate for BCG in European countries that have a high incidence of TB. ... (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 18, 2007
... Its a really large scar though ? ... (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 17, 2007
... I think I was the only person growing up with out one of those scars. I know tons of people that had them and they all said it was from the smallpox shot. I guess my doctor missed me or he did not require it. I was born in 68. You can take your shirt off it's quit common to have that scar. Most people won't think twice about it. (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 12, 2007
... You're certainly not alone. Anyone born in a TB prevalent country is vaccinated with the BCG vaccine at birth and/or in school and have the scar. Most everyone born prior to 1971 in the US or any other country was vaccinated for smallpox and has a smallpox vaccination scar. (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 6, 2007
... A BCG vaccination scar, the result of being vaccinated for TB with the live virus BCG vaccine, is a permanent scar such as and simular to the scar resulting from being vaccinated for smallpox. Other than plastic surgery, its there for life, although it 'may' fade a bit over several years. ... (8 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 6, 2007
... Hey. Ive got a huge odd shaped scar where ive head my TB jab. Its been there for about 3yrs and ive not tried to get rid of it.. but now i want it gone its really stressing me out !!. ... (8 replies)
... or in their teen years with the BCG vaccine. It is also a live vaccine such as the smallpox vaccine. ... (5 replies)
Vaccination Scars?
May 22, 2009
... certain healthcare personnel and people volunteering for the smallpox vaccine clinical trials received it. European countries vaccinate for Tuberculosis with the BCG vaccine. It also leaves a scar sometimes simular to the smallpox vaccination scar. ... (2 replies)
... they give TB shots also known as BCG vaccinations to people, usually babies but sometimes teenagers, in TB endemic countries. ... (2 replies)
BCG scar
Apr 11, 2007
... well thats pretty anoying. basically i cant take my shirt of in public no more ? (8 replies)
TB Vaccination
Jan 3, 2006
... scar didnt go all that horrible, however recently I have started getting stabbing pains in my left arm, I have no realised that the pain is exactly where the scar is. It's still red though it doesnt look infected or anything unusual, and I was just wondering if anyone had experienced this, or knew if it was normal or not! ... (6 replies)
... U.S. then I would say that your childhood memories are correct. My childhood memories of receiving the smallpox vaccination are similar to yours. I remember the scar being quite visible when I was a child and it is still there but I really have to look for it now because it is very faded now. ... (8 replies)
... Hey, I have to say that I think you are getting confused between smallpox and the BCG vaccination, which is for tuberculosis. ... (8 replies)




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