I received a skin PPD test 5 days ago I

Patient : I received a skin PPD test 5 days ago I knew I would test positive for this test as I've had latent TB infection when I was 10 years old I did the 9 months of treatment and got chest xray ever since. A new doctor insisted on giving me another ppd. The area is very large and raised and at first was almost green then started draining fluid. The sore is not bright red and looks as if I am bleeding underneath my skin. I'm worried this is not normal. Do I need to go to urgent care or is this a normal experience? Thank you.
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