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What Does A Skin Reaction To A Tb Test Look Like
If you were going to have a bad reaction (not a positive reaction) to a TB test (under the skin) would it happen right away or can it take days?
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
No: Why would one want to be dishonest about this? ...Read more
I had a TB test yesterday, the nurse gave the shot, there was no bleeding, no mark & today there is still no reaction, no redness, no bump. Is this ok?
Is there an adverse reaction from TB test administered into a vessel? Site is bleeding a lot. How long is it going to be red?Weeks?Permanent scar?
Check with your doc: That usually resolves. Hundreds of millions have received the test. However, the blood test igra is better anyway. ...Read more
Positive PPD test: A positive TB test should look like hard, raised bump with size >5to15 mm depending of the risk category you are in. It should be read in between 48 to72 hours. It is the hardness and not redness which is read. Thanks. ...Read more
Doc: Either your blood test igra is negative or your skin testing does not show any "bump". This should always be checked by a professional since even health care workers report false results. Best to check with a doc and not pa or np or nurse. ...Read more
TB Tests: I bet you could google image that question. A positive reaction is read after 48 hours from the test. It would be a raised redness greater than 5 mm in circumference. ...Read more
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
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