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Old 07-26-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Default Side effects from TB test

Have you ever had side effects from a TB test? I'm talking about other than if you had a positive test.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Did you? i need to go for one in a couple of weeks and am curious.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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I've probably had about 5 TB tests as a requirement for working at different healthcare facilities and I've never had side-effects. It isn't something people normally have side-effects from as it is just a bubble placed below the skin; it isn't something injected into your blood stream, so not much of it travels. I got a nasty bruise with one once because the nurse hadn't had her morning coffee (This is actually what she told me. Note to nurses: do not tell someone this when you are in the middle of sticking the with a needle!) but other than that, no problems. I also have never had an coworkers with problems, so I think issues are pretty rare.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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Even when I did react positively, there were no other side effects. Probably had 4 or 5 times, until I reacted.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've never heard of any bad reactions to TB tests, save a litle itchiness and the positive indicator, they have been a requirement for myself and my office for years. There were older vaccinations that if you received them you would always test positive, but they can do an antibody test to get around that (or X-ray your lungs, which is more unpleasant).
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Nope, nothing at the site until the time I had a positive test. If you are experiencing a local reaction at the site, you could very likely be having a positive reaction to the test.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Never
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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I've had the TB test many times and so have my coworkers over the years, and never heard of anyone having any ill effects.
The only time I've heard of someone possibly getting ill from it, had two done in less than a few months; this was done by mistake to an elderly man with dementia and he had flu like symptoms for a few days afterwards, and the doctor could not say conclusively whether or not the symptoms were due to being double tested in a short period of time.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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my husband is havign join tpain 1-2 days after his tb test..we we wondering if it is associated to the test...we are both healthcare workers and never had issues
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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my husband is havign join tpain 1-2 days after his tb test..we we wondering if it is associated to the test...we are both healthcare workers and never had issues
Not likely....
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