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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Ppd (Overview)

Tuberculin PPD is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What's a PPD test for?

What's a PPD test for?

M. TB infection: To determine whether you're infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tb. A positive test doesn't necessarily mean you have active TB (the disease). You may be latently infected, which means the bacteria are present in the body, but are not making you sick. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
142 Doctors shared insights

Ppd (Overview)

Tuberculin PPD is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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If I got a PPD shot in august 2011, how long are the results valid?

If I got a PPD shot in august 2011, how long are the results valid?

Depends: The PPD asseses whether you have had a TB infection. If not, and you are infected tomorrow your test will change to positive after a period of time. So the test is only good the day it is done. ...Read more

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How is the PPD skin test measured?

How is the PPD skin test measured?

Size of induration: The tuberculosis skin test (PPD) is measured between 48-72 hrs after placement. The area of induration (palpable, raised, hardened area) around the site of injection is measured and this represents the reaction to tuberculin. ...Read more

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My PPD test is positive! I am not sick what is that means? Is it dangerous? I heard that the treatment may cause liver damage? ? What should I do?

My PPD test is positive! I am not sick what is that means? Is it dangerous? I heard that the treatment may cause liver damage? ? What should I do?

Exposed to TB: Unless you received something call bcg vaccine outside of the us, it means you were exposed to tb. Your doctor will decide if you have active TB or not. If not, the treatment is usually an antitb med or two for a year. With proper monitoring of your liver enzymes, you should be ok. ...Read more

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How long is too long to have PPD and does it fall under clinical depression?

How long is too long to have PPD and does it fall under clinical depression?

Most physicians: Most doctors view post-partum as a clinical depression lasting from birth to 6 months post delivery. After 6 months and up to 1 year though is not uncommon for these symptoms to correct. After 1 year it is most likely a Major depression. ...Read more

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What do they inject into your arm during PPD test? In people with (+) even after chest xray, can they still be healthcare providers? Is test painful?

What do they inject into your arm during PPD test? In people with (+) even after chest xray, can they still be healthcare providers? Is test painful?

Latent tuberculosis: The tuberculin skin test involves subcutaneous injection of 0.1 ml of purified protein derivative of tuberculin material. Relative to some other injections, it involves little pain. The purpose is to identify people with latent TB infection. If you have latent tb, you may need isoniazid, if you are at risk for development of active tb. Active TB is transmissible to others in the community. ...Read more

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I am currently breast feeding and have ppd, are there any anti-depressants I can take that have minimal sexual side effects but won't hurt my baby?

I am currently breast feeding and have ppd, are there any anti-depressants I can take that have minimal sexual side effects but won't hurt my baby?

Talk with your docto: There are several antidepressants that could be considered. Don't worry so much about the possible effect on your libido at this point. You are breast feeding and have post partum depression. You are probably not sleeping well either. No one should expect you to be everything for everybody. Get yourself feeling better first! ...Read more

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What does negative PPD result look like?

PPD: Negative test is flat not raised. Ay still be read. Should be interpreted by health care provider. ...Read more

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What does it mean if PPD tuberculin skin test came out positive?

What does it mean if PPD tuberculin skin test came out positive?

See below: If your PPD is positive you need a chest x-ray and a screening by your doctor. At your age, if your chest x-ray is normal and you have no risk factors you may not need any treatment. If you have risk factors, treatment of latent TB has become much easier in the last year. If you are determined to have active TB you can be cured with 6 months of TB therapy. ...Read more

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What are some means to cope with ppd?

Treatment: Almost all the reactions are skin resonses. In an acute severe hair dye dermatitis caused by ppd, the hair and scalp has to be washed thoroughly with a mild shampoo. A solution of 2% hydrogen peroxide or a compresses with potassium permanganate in a 1:5000 dilution is applied to completely oxidize the ppd. To soften the crust, a wet dressing of olive oil and lime may be used. Always speak to your. ...Read more

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While I've suffered from lifelong depression I changed after second baby. Depressed angry just not normal. Ppd? Can that last 3+yrs? What happened

While I've suffered from lifelong depression I changed after second baby. Depressed angry just not normal. Ppd? Can that last 3+yrs? What happened

Post Partum & beyond: Depression is very painful, post-partum or not. Sometimes an untreated post-partum depression can continue a long time & morph into major depressive d/o. You say you've had lifelong depression, and now it's worse -- or at least different in quality. You also have added stress w/a young child to care for. Please see your physician -- I hope a psychiatrist -- about this long-term problem. ...Read more

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What is a PPD test?

PPD: The mantoux test (also known as the mantoux screening test, tuberculin sensitivity test, pirquet test, or PPD test for purified protein derivative) is a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What's a two-step PPD test?

As it says: In some people with previous exposure to tb, especially remotely, an imitial TB skin test (tst) will be negative but a repeat, say 2 weeks later, can be positive. It is sort of like waking up the immune recognition of the bug. But, it is not at all clear that those who are only positive on the two-step tst are at risk for reactivation later as those with a 1-step positive tst. ...Read more

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What are some means to cope with ppd?

Treatment: Almost all the reactions are skin resonses. In an acute severe hair dye dermatitis caused by ppd, the hair and scalp has to be washed thoroughly with a mild shampoo. A solution of 2% hydrogen peroxide or a compresses with potassium permanganate in a 1:5000 dilution is applied to completely oxidize the ppd. To soften the crust, a wet dressing of olive oil and lime may be used. Always speak to your. ...Read more

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What does negative PPD result look like?

PPD: Negative test is flat not raised. Ay still be read. Should be interpreted by health care provider. ...Read more

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What does a negative PPD test look like?

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. Reddness is not used to determine a neg or pos test. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can find my PPD record?

There is no: Central repository for ppd records. Try your primary care physician, and if you can recall where you had the ppd performed, call that facility. ...Read more

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How long does a reaction to a PPD test take to clear?

How long does a reaction to a PPD test take to clear?

Depends: It usually only takes a few days but severe reactions can take 1-2 weeks and can even leave a scar if the reaction was a blistering one. ...Read more

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I just had a PPD test done and feel little bit unwell?

Unlikely from PPD: Never having seen systemic symptoms from placement of a PPD I cannot imagine how this "unwell" sensation might have occurred or if it is related to the ppd. Perhaps a mild allergic reaction to the material in the ppd. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers from repeating a potive PPD test?

Yes: The reaction the next time around can be more prominent leading to significant pain and discomfort and, potentially, a scar. Once a person has had a positive PPD skin test, they should not have the test repeated. ...Read more

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I just had a PPD test done and ilittle bit unwell afterward?

Unusual: But some people may develop malaise because of the thought of the test, or the immune reaction may precipitate some low grade symptoms, or there may be allergic reactions to material in the PPD preparation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a positive and negative PPD test?

What's the difference between a positive and negative PPD test?

PPD: Positive test: 5mm in HIV patients and other immunosuppressed individuals
all others: 10 mm. Measured induration after 48 hours.
Negative reaction: not exposed to tb. ...Read more

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I took a PPD shot and I am "on borderline." what does this mean?

PPD test: Here is great info with photos: http://www. Cdc. Gov/tb/publications/Posters/images/Mantoux_wallchart. PDF ...Read more

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If I got a PPD shot in august 2011, how long are the results valid?

Depends: The PPD asseses whether you have had a TB infection. If not, and you are infected tomorrow your test will change to positive after a period of time. So the test is only good the day it is done. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you are suffering from ppd?

Not sure if: You can suffer from a ppd. Ppd refers to purified protein derivative and is a screening test for tuberculosis. Either there is a reaction or not. If there is a reaction, classification of positive is dependent upon exposure history and underlying medical conditions. I am not sure that one 'suffers' from a ppd. Administration is not painful. ...Read more

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My son took a PPD test, it showed 十十, wheather my son must took medicine?

Usually: If the ppd test turned negative for the first time, and he was born in this country and didn't receive the BCG vaccination, usually a chest xray is done and then INH is started for 6 months. A blood test quantiferon can also be done. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to leave town after getting a PPD test done?

Do not: After placement, a PPD is read in 48 hrs. This can be done any place you are travelling if you do not mind going to another medical facility. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait to workout after getting a PPD test done?

You don't have to: Working out will not interfere with a PPD skin test. You do not haave to wait. ...Read more