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Is the Montenegro Skin Test for Leishmaniasis safe?

Is the Montenegro Skin Test for Leishmaniasis safe?

Yes: This skin test uses parts of the killed protozoan parasite. However it is only useful in cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis. If you have suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis(systemic) the test is useless and cannot detect internal disease. Serologic testing using Elisa or IFA can be useful. CDC Lab: http://1.usa.gov/1CSXNdC Walter Reed Leishmania Lab: http://bit.ly/1zdBrT7 ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Yes: If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume alcohol after an allergy skin test?

Is it safe to consume alcohol after an allergy skin test?

May be: Alcohol is a poison and does not do any body any good. It would be prudent to abstain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is a skin test for food allergies reliable? If i've tested negative can I assume that I am safe ingesting all types of foods?

Is a skin test for food allergies reliable? If i've tested negative can I assume that I am safe ingesting all types of foods?

Yes and no: Yes skin testing is reliable fr acute histamine mediated allergic reactions. No you may not be safe ingesting all food types as we have other pathways for food allergies...That cause eczema, GI upset, diarrhea, congestion, etc. These reactions are not life threatening like an acute reaction. Pay attention to what you eat and how you feel. A whole food plant based diet is still the best for most. ...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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What is injected in your arm when getting a TB skin test and is it safe for the baby to get the test when 21+ weeks pregnant?

What is injected in your arm when getting a TB skin test and is it safe for the baby to get the test when 21+ weeks pregnant?

PPD: Purified protein derivative which are TB proteins which, if you have a previous exposure to TB will cause a reaction called a "wheel." Your baby in utero will be safe as the proteins will stay right where they put them and not cross the placenta. ...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