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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Tubersol (Overview)

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


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What about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

None: There is no allergic reaction to the tubersol (tb mantoux) test. If there is a swelling and redness around the site of the test, it may mean that the test is positive and this has to be confirmed by your doctor who will determine what step needs to be taken next. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
65 doctors shared insights

Tubersol (Overview)

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


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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 about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

None: There is no allergic reaction to the tubersol (tb mantoux) test. If there is a swelling and redness around the site of the test, it may mean that the test is positive and this has to be confirmed by your doctor who will determine what step needs to be taken next. ...Read more

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Is it an allergic reaction from the test (tubersol) if you have some swelling?

Is it an allergic reaction from the test (tubersol) if you have some swelling?

Show your doctor: Swelling, redness, tenderness, heat, and even bruising are the signs of a positive reaction to the tuberculin protein present in tubersol. This is not an allergy but a hypersensitivity reaction. Both involve the immune system activity. In this case the positive reaction indicates previous exposure to tuberculosis either through infection or by vaccination with BCG (bacillus calmette-guerin). ...Read more

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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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Are there any dangers from repeating a potive PPD test?

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

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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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

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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 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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Ppd (Definition)

PPD is also known as TB skin test. Tuberculin PPD is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more