I got my first TB/PPD screening today (July 7, 2014) at around 11 a.m. When the nurse placed the needle in my arm, a small bump appeared which I know is normal. She said that after a few minutes the bump would go away, and it did.
However now around 10 minutes ago, my arm started getting really itchy where I got the shot, and it formed into this right above the PPD shot. I didn't scratch it or rub it whatsoever.
Is this normal? Does it mean I'm positive with PPD? My mom said she took the TB/PPD screening before and she was hospitalized because doctors thought it was positive, however it turned out to be negative. Does that mean I have a chance of having it?
I'm a 16 year old girl, with no major health issues besides asthma.
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Last edit by SoldierNurse22 on Jul 8, '14