URGENT I need a nurse to help me with a TB question!!!!!

  1. I got a TB skin test approx. 13hrs ago and at the injection site there is a red circle pretty much the exact size of a quarter...theres no real hard callis but when i lightly run my finger over the area I can tell that its not 100% flat, its probably 5% raised, if that. (im not good at percentages or numbers so dont hold me to that) Basically I AM FREAKING OUT!!! And google isnt helping me calm down. I guess why I need a nurse to read and respond to this is I need to know what is a positive TB test and what isn't.
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  3. by   amoLucia
    As per our Terms of Service on AN, we are not permitted to provide medical information except to say to check with your personal physician. You'll need to show your arm to an appropriate practitioner to be read which is usually done at 48 - 72 hours after injection.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    as mentioned we can not offer medical advice as per the Terms of Service of the site
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    See this thread for info on interpreting TB test to help allay your concerns until seen for followup at 48-72 hrs by person who administered test and can properly interpret results.
    Positive ppd test