6 effective ways to protect your child from Tuberculosis in the absence of BCG vaccine
In the absence of BCG vaccine it is imperative to follow these steps while waiting for the availability of the vaccine. This can reduce the risk of getting TB but not as much as the vaccine itself.
Do not spend long periods of time in stuffy, enclosed rooms with your baby in overcrowded areas.
your hands thoroughly before and after touching the child.
Always keep the room in which the baby is, well ventilated.
Make sure that your baby takes all the other vaccines up to date that are available
Make sure your baby is well breastfed and with breast milk only which is a rich source of immunoglobulin for the baby’s immunity to attacking diseases
If you notice the following in your child please get to the hospital as soon as possible or consult a pediatrician immediately.
- Cough that lasts longer than 3 weeks
- Swollen glands.
- Weight loss.
- Decrease in appetite.
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