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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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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of bing given an expired tuberculosis test? The site of the injection has become red, aches and is getting a bit larger.

What are the side effects of bing given an expired tuberculosis test?  The site of the injection has become red, aches and is getting a bit larger.

Should be none: Show it to the person who applied the skin test or to your doctor. A positive TB test can occur even if the test is outdated (dating of drugs and things like skin tests no more scientific than dating for foods). A positive test is NOT redness but firm swelling to the touch. If it is firm, raised and tender it may well be positive. See your doctor or health provider asap. ...Read more

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What are the side affect of TB test?

Very Few side afects: Some pt will get a swelling at the site of injection but no induration. This is a neg test. It could cause a larger swelling if you are allergic to the antigin. ...Read more

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What tests (beside TB test) and vaccinations are needed before starting first time remicade (infliximab) fusion for left-sided ulcerative colitis? Mmr vaccine?

What tests (beside TB test) and vaccinations are needed before starting first time remicade (infliximab) fusion for left-sided ulcerative colitis? Mmr vaccine?

Check hepatitis B: The risk of reactivation of tuberculosis and hepatitis b when taking Remicade (infliximab) obligates pre-treatment testing. Live vaccines can not be accepted while on the drug. Your doctor will no doubt be candid when discussing all the risks of "biologic treatment"--please discuss these with him before initiating this very efficacious and generally well-tolerated drug class. ...Read more

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Does a TB test hurt?

Does a TB test hurt?

Not really: It is a tiny needle, just within the layers of the skin to create a fluid bubble. Takes a few seconds to apply. ...Read more

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What is a 2-part TB test?

What is a 2-part TB test?

Outdated?: May be tuberculosis skin testing? Igra or quantiferon gold blood testing is at least as good or even better. Discuss with your doc. The blood test is usually better than the skin test. ...Read more

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How often should you safely take a TB test?

CDC says.: According to the cdc "there is no contraindication to repeating the tst, unless a previous tst was associated with a severe reaction." tst = tuberculin skin test. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be scared of getting a TB test?

It is not painful: & it is important to know the results. In the words of NIKE - "Just do it!" ...Read more

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Reddish TB test but no bump ?

Likely normal: Induration( thickness) is considered positive depending on the size measured in mm. Erythema(redness) is not considered as a positive result .Talk to your doctor regarding the final interpretation. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more