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Can doing a TB skin test cause symptoms like fever and nausea?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The TB skin test contains some proteins that are derived from killed TB bug, so there are no live bugs involved.
You may have acquired an intercurrent illness at the time of testing.

In brief: No

The TB skin test contains some proteins that are derived from killed TB bug, so there are no live bugs involved.
You may have acquired an intercurrent illness at the time of testing.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Unlikely

I have seen PPD skin tests be markedly positive causing arm pain and swelling and needing topical corticosteroid cream treatment.
I have not seen fever and nausia from a ppd.

In brief: Unlikely

I have seen PPD skin tests be markedly positive causing arm pain and swelling and needing topical corticosteroid cream treatment.
I have not seen fever and nausia from a ppd.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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