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Can You Have A Tb Test While Pregnant
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Yes: It is fine to have a TB tine test while pregnant. ...Read more
Tb prophylaxis hello I am a 31 yr female from india. I just tested positive for quantiferon TB test . I am applying for medical residency this year and plan to get pregnant this august so can't take inh for 9 months . I have been diagnosed with Lyme for
Yes: The test will not cause any problem. ...Read more
I have a student who has a serious TB. He studied almost 2 months with me. He has been ordered by the doctor to stay home. Should I have a TB test?
Test: I would suggest that you have a TB screening test. It is a simple test and can reliably rule out TB exposure. ...Read more
I am recovering from RMSF, and a volunteer at the local VA hospital. After a month on prednisone, should I have a TB test? Will it be harmful?
No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more
Depends: If your doctor suspects that you have open pulmonary tuberculosis, you could be prevented from going to work. ...Read more
Usually unknown: The reasons for false positive PPD are unknown. There is speculation that it could sometimes result from past infections with various TB-like bacteria. Such infections aren't very common, but they are equally frequent in the Netherlands as anywhere else. As long as the tested person is outwardly healthy and definitely does not have tuberculosis, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Negative, give time: As long as there was no hardened lump at the infection site within that first 72 hours that was greater than 15mm (or less if you have risk factors), you are still considered negative. It can take some people up to a week or so for the redness and swelling to recede. Try ice several times a day to help with any swelling. ...Read more
Would a TB test do any harm to an anorexic person? Does it harm a person who has a loss of nutrition. What happens when it is taken?
No harm: Tb test in an anorexic person who has significantly poor nutrition does not cause harm. But it can sometimes be falsely negative as severe nutritional deprivation is associated with poor immune response, thereby blunting normal immune response to TB test. Once the person recovers, the TB test may give a more accurate result. It depends on your individual risk factors for urgency of testing. ...Read more
Hi, i recently had a TB test. It looks round and red but no bump. It was read as negative by nurse buy after 5 days, the redness is still there.
No bump = negative: A PPD TB skin test is where one needle injects a tiny amount of material under the skin. It is used to check for exposure to tb. The "bump" is measured, and any redness is not measured unless it is raised above the normal skin surface. A "bump" is positive if 5, 10, or 15mm, depending on the patient's circumstances. If positive or if worried, a blood test is done. Redness resolves in a week or so. ...Read more
If you were going to have a bad reaction (not a positive reaction) to a TB test (under the skin) would it happen right away or can it take days?
Did the TB test when i was small as far as i know it came back positive, i'm i at high risk if i was around someone with active tb.What should I do?
Get tested: Please see a doctor and get tested. You will need the quantiferon gold test. If positive, you'll need medication and chest x ray screenings. ...Read more
Had a TB test done yest! Never had a bump just a red dot that is almost gone today. Can hardly see area it was done? Is this normal or not done proper
what kind of testing?
Skin testing is almost in the museum.
IGRA/Quantiferon GOLD testing are much better, Ask your lung doc about it.
Good luck and all the best. Probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Can DPT booster done at the same time affect TB test so that it is interpreted as false positive? In addition, TB test site bled right after injection
First- DTP injection does not affect the response to TB test
second- TB test is placed intra dermally - which means no bleeding at injection site. ...Read more
It is not painful:
& it is important to know the results.
In the words of NIKE - "Just do it!" ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more