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what should your arm look like after a TB test

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It should not: have an effect.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
EtOH and tb test: F or unknown age, ethnicity or medical Hs: Asks: Can i drink alcohol with a TB test in my arm? ANS: I would think so unless you have bad liver disea ... Read More
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Dr. David Reynoso
8 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: the result of the test is only related to your body's previous exposure to tb, and is not affected by alcohol
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
TB Test: A positive test is measured by induration that is palpated on your arm - not by overlying swelling or bump
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hard to say...: If you got the test and your arm swelled up shortly afterwards, its possible that either you had an allergic reaction to the test, had a test site inf ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: A positive PPD is determined by the presence of swelling(induration) around the injection site. Little or no swelling indicates a negative test. Red ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Positive PPD test: A positive TB test should look like hard, raised bump with size >5to15 mm depending of the risk category you are in. It should be read in between 4 ... Read More
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Skin test: If you had a PPD skin test and you have no risk factors, a positive test is when after 48 to 72 hoursyou have swelling in the site and redness that m ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Doc: Either your blood test igra is negative or your skin testing does not show any "bump". This should always be checked by a professional since even heal ... Read More
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