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right after a tb test is a red and itchy

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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
TB test: Assure you follow-up to have the TB test read in 48-72 hours as it seems it may be causing a positive reaction, that would need to be followed up on b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can recheck: A PPD test is where one needle injects a tiny amount of material under the skin. It is used to look for exposure to TB. The bump is measured, but mere ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not a shot: Actually this is a TB test. Yes, it should turn red and be visible. What is important is what it looks like after 48 hours.
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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: See a dermatologist and have the rash evaluated. It is impossible to even guess without being able to visualize the rash.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Gradual disappearanc: No worries. The redness will gradually disappear.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Wait...: a true reading cannot be obtained before 48 hours. We usually read the PPD test in 48-72 hours.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
PPD: The hardness (induration) of the reaction to the test is the basis for determining a positive test. Any erythema visible really has no significance.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Uncomfi?: Get a comfortable place. Check the igra (quantiferon gold).

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