Quote from MUNCHKINgloria72
My problem was not with my facility. It was with a local doc who insisted that I have another shot or he wouldn't sign my papers to start class. He is from the same clinic where I had my NEGATIVE chest x-ray. He also made me sign a paper relieving him of liability. The result was the reaction just got bigger
check with the CDC. I've just spent about half an hour looking for a page on their site that I found last year, in an attempt to keep from having a second Mantoux (which, btw, is a "test," not a "shot").
The risk is this. The Mantoux will always be positive on a person for whom it has ever been positive because it indicates whether there are antibodies present. If the antibodies are present, they always will be, and you will always be postive. Therefore, to continue to do Mantoux on you is to continue to expose you to mycobacterium unnecessarily. (Not good care.)
If you are continually exposed to mycobacterium, there is a small risk that you will develop an infection. That was the tidbit I was looking for.
You might call the CDC and see if you can get something specific from them.
And then you might change docs. You need one who knows what he is doing. No offense meant. Just advocating for the good care of you.