I had a positive reading for a TB test. My doctor believes I had a reaction to test. because of the redness and itching. My job sent me to the TB clinic where the doctor there states my chest x-ray was consistant to TB(tubes swollen) however I have had asthma all my life. I was asked if I had coughing and wheezing. My response. I have had, those SX all my life. what. I have take a sprutum(if I'm spelling that correct) cluture. is there some kind of connection with the two.
There is no connection between asthma and tuberculosis (TB). Redness and itching do not count with the TB test. What counts is the size of the area of induration or hardness. You should confirm this with the doctor in the TB clinic and also confirm if your x-ray findings are showing inactive TB. Getting the sputum culture is a good idea.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.