Hi. I just was tested twice for TB by a PPD shot in the forearm and both times it turned into a red, slightly raised spot about the size of a quarter. Now I have to get a chest x-ray. I'm perfectly healthy and I've never had a disease or anything wrong with me nor have I been out of the country or anywhere funky.
How on Earth could I be positive for TB!?
If I quit my perfectly wonderful job for this one and then I cannot work here or as a nurse in the future I'm going to be so upset. I hope I'm just getting all worked up because of nothing.
The nurses who evaluated my test said I could be allergic to the serum or proteins in the shot. I hope that's the case and I just get a really cool picture of my insides to keep.
Has anyone had any problems like this before?
I need some support.
Jun 5, '04
Last edit by adidas99 on Jan 29, '07