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Tb I had my skin test - redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am I contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

Tb I had my skin test - redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am I contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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Ppd (Definition)

Tuberculin PPD is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more


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Are there any side effects of the skin test called PPD which is used for diagnosing tuberculosis?

Are there any side effects of the skin test called PPD which is used for diagnosing tuberculosis?

Depends: Most likely you will have mild local reactions like pain and itching at injection site. If you have sensitivity to it or have a positive skin test, your skin swell up and might look red in a few days at the injection site. Rare side effects can occur like skin ulcer, hives, anaphylaxis... You can find out more info on webmd website. ...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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Ppd skin test, negative, no reaction and swelling (72 hrs). The test was taken in last tuesday morning, 9am, now it gets swelling and itch. Positive?

Ppd skin test, negative, no reaction and swelling (72 hrs). The test was taken in last tuesday morning, 9am, now it gets swelling and itch. Positive?

Delayed onset ppd: This could represent a positive reaction. Their is a besst confirmatory test called a quantiferon-gold test which is a gamma-interferon release assay for tb. It has some limitations but if positive is very accurate for diagnosis, ask an infectious disease specialist about this if your pcp does not know about this test. ...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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Had a PPD skin test and the result is 10 mm the reference says 5 to 10 is borderline. And I don't get it what they mean and what to do next?

Positive PPD: A +ve PPD is usually evaluated with a plain Chest Xray. If that is normal, and if it appears that the positive PPD is new (if there is a history of previous negative tests) then a course of treatment with anti-tuberculosis antibiotics is usually given, this prevents you from getting sick with TB. Sometimes a borderline (intermediate) test result can be from a prior BCG vaccination. ...Read more

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My PPD skin test looks like a mosquito bite, why?

That is a pretty: Normal reaction. To determine if you are PPD positive, you will be checked for induration (not an overt bump). ...Read more

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What if a nurse alters the results of your PPD skin test to say zero reaction when there is a reaction? Will you die if you have untreated TB for 15 y

What if a nurse alters the results of your PPD skin test to say zero reaction when there is a reaction? Will you die if you have untreated TB for 15 y

Maybe nothing but...: First, this sounds very unusual. Tell your doctor. Ask it to be repeated & read by the doc or a different nurse.
A positive PPD generally indicates you've been exposed to TB but it's usually not an active infection. Because it does become active in about 10% of people, treatment with Isoniazide is advised, but if over 35 usually is not treated due to risk of side effects: http://tinyurl. Com/kspxlua ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a positive PPD skin test?

Tuberculosis: Ppd (purified protein derivative) is a test for exposure to tuberculosis. If you have a postive test, you have been exposed and your body is making antibodies. If your exposure was through a vaccine (called bcg) treatment might not be necassary. More likely, a chest xray will be ordered. If that shows evidence of disease, then several drugs will be given over several months to cure it. ...Read more

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If a person has a positive PPD and reticulonodular infiltrates on their lungs, as well as a positive Cocci skin test, is it safe to say have AIDS?

If a person has a positive PPD and reticulonodular infiltrates on their lungs, as well as a positive Cocci skin test, is it safe to say have AIDS?

No...: See your doctor for an HIV test if you to rule out a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. The test results you listed are indicative of other illnesses, not HIV. As you should be getting treated by a physician, discuss with them your concerns and for all necessary testing. ...Read more

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Isn't there a waiting period after receiving the MMR vaccine before you can get a PPD skin test?

4-6 weeks: Typically there should be 4-6 weeks from the time MMR is given until the PPD should be given. If the PPD is given too soon after the MMR it can cause an inaccurate PPD test result. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects of having a tb skin test done? Felt dizzy and lightheaded after 5 minutes of having it but it got better

Are there any serious side effects of having a tb skin test done? Felt dizzy and lightheaded after 5 minutes of having it but it got better

No: It appears you had something short of a fainting response to the event. This can come on several minutes after the actual event, but is not specific to this test, just the way your body responded to the stress. ...Read more

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Was on 50 Zoloft (sertraline) for PPD for 4 m. Now 5m pp. Feeling increasingly more depressed. Anything herbal to help instead of meds with side effects?

Was on 50 Zoloft (sertraline) for PPD for 4 m. Now 5m pp. Feeling increasingly more depressed. Anything herbal to help instead of meds with side effects?

Specialized Psychotx: In many populous centers you can find psychotherapists experienced in post-partum distress. They really can help and they'd know the best natural treatments. There also may be support groups - ask your OBGYN for referrals. Here's a bit of info: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/119220-nonprescription-medications-depression/
I hope you find good help - Best wishes! ...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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Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

Tuberculosis: No. This is not a sign of reactivation. A positive PPD is determined by the size of the diameter of hardness under the skin at the site of injection in 24 and 48 hrs. The significance of the size will depend upon who you are and your health status and age. The only purpose of the test is to determine whether you have living TB bacteria in your body. They are often inactive. ...Read more

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I have postpartum deppression and I feel strange in my head like a buring in my brain I already got a CT and EEG came out normal could this be my ppd?

I have postpartum deppression and I feel strange in my head like a buring in my brain I already got a CT and EEG came out normal could this be my ppd?

Yes. Follow up with: Psychiatrist to optimize your meds. Check out our website's tips on depression. Restful sleep, humor, deep breathing exercises, laughter, positive thinking and meditation may help. God bless you! ...Read more

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Will the TB skin test cause a side effect of diarriah?

NO RELATIONSHIP: Tb skin test is an intra-dermal test where very minute amount of reagent is injected into the skin. Nothing to do with the GI system. ...Read more

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Hi. ... 1 year ago I was diagnosed with tuberculosis with skin test. I took medicine for 9 months. Recently I was having cold for few weeks n getting thick sputum while brushing. .. and mild sharp pain at right side of chest sometyms not regularly. Recen

Not TB: This sounds like a chest cold, not TB. Your positive skin test reflects exposure only, not active disease, and you were adequately treated. See your physician only if this persists or is obviously getting worse ...Read more

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TB skin test done this AM. It is red with 1/2in induration. Woke up feeling bad, Weak, no fever, strep test neg., sore throat. Side effect of test?

TB skin test done this AM. It is red with 1/2in induration. Woke up feeling bad, Weak, no fever, strep test neg., sore throat. Side effect of test?

Unlikely: You likely have a cold and the Tb test is incidental. The test agent is not live and thus should not cause any systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I have extra fluid in my head. What kind of side effects can this have?

I have extra fluid in my head. What kind of side effects can this have?

Hydrocephalus: The symptoms assoctiated with this condition (if that is infact what you have) can depend on the cause, duration and severity of your condition. Some people have subtle symptoms whereas some may have difficulty with walking and urination. The presentation can vary greatly. ...Read more

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Will biotin help for skin glowing? Any side effects?

Glowing: I am unsure if you want your skin to glow, or are already glowing and want to stop. Either way, biotin is unlikely to make it happen. It certainly has not been rigorously tested to see its effectiveness. That being said, it is safe in normal doses. Side effects can include acne, allergies and an increased risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of the "skin light" cream?

What are common side effects of the "skin light" cream?

SKIN LIGHTENERS: THERE ARE SEVERAL SIDE EFFECTS OF SKIN LIGHTENERS.
THERE ALL MADE OF HYDROQUINONE.
ITCHING, BURNING, AND RASH COULD DEVELOP.
WHICH STRENGTH? FOUR PERCENT? TEN PERCENT? 20 PERCENT?
THE OVER THE COUNTER, TWO PERCENT CREAMS, DO NOT WORK VERY WELL AND DO NOT CAUSE ANY SIDE EFFECTS EXCEPT MILD ITCHING. ...Read more

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What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

Numerous: According to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of Taxol (paclitaxel) to the skin:
1) yellowing or darkening of the skin
2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given
3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin
4) pale skin
5) temporary hair loss
6) numbness, tingling, or burning
7) nail changes. ...Read more

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Is it L-Glutathione for skin's whitening got side effects to our body?

Is it L-Glutathione for skin's whitening got side effects to our body?

It depends: It depends on the type. The following should be avoided:

• Tyrostat (L tyrosine)
This is used only for topical consumption and not to be taken orally. There were reports that even their hair turned white and painful breasts

• Goat/Sheep Placenta Extract:
Like that of Tyrostat, this is not recommended to be taken orally. The usual complaints of users are they get pimples and they get fat. ...Read more

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I have skin lightening product and I want know what the side effects are?

Topical: What does the bottle/product say? Common side effects are mild burning, stinging, occasionally there may be a reaction. ...Read more

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What is the best skin lightening product that doesn't have negative side effects?

Depends: There are many products available with different ingredients but it is also important to have the needed absorbable amount in the product. Often the active ingredients listed are not in high enough concentrations to actually work. Your medsopa doctor will be able to recommend the best product for you. ...Read more