Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum
allergic reaction???
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding lung and respiratory issues. such as: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds - Flu, Chronic Cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Fibrosis, Lung Abscess, Nasal Polyps, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sarcoidosis, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

allergic reaction???

I am on my 3rd TB test and it keeps coming back as quiestionable possitive."  According to all the pictures I have seen on the  internet my test doesn't look like that.  It is only slightly swollen under the skin but red/ping in color and about the size of a quarter.  It doesn't hurt but does itch. When I have it done I get allergy like syptoms (symptoms) such as a runny nose.  I also don't have any of the symptoms of TB.  DO you think it is an allergic reaction?
Related Discussions
251132_tn?1198082422
Your description does not sound like an allergic reaction.
3 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
When TB tests come back questionable, frequently a chest x-ray will be ordered to confirm or deny the presence of TB.  You need to work with your doctor about the appropriate method of confirming or denying TB in YOUR case.  Best of luck!  Aloha,
Starion
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
GOOD NEWS!  I went to the TB Clinic today and had to go threw the x-ray mess and everything. When I finally got to see the doctor he just shook his head.  He said I was FINE!  It doesn't matter how red the skin is and it might even have inflimation...the important thing to remember is to feel for a ridge he said it felt somewhat like a wafer under the skin.  Apparently my skin is very sensitive and it cause the irritation.  Not only that but since it was my 3rd test it just made it worse.  The doctor said each time I have the test it will look worse.  I just thought this information might help someone else.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
242587_tn?1355427710
David Tinkelman, M.D.Blank
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Allergy Tracker
Allergy Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
18 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank