Possible reaction to TB test

Patient : Hi. I had a TB test done yesterday. Now I have a headache, loose bowels, and feel bleh. I was not sick yesterday and I haven't been sick with any type of cold etc for almost a year. Could this be a reaction to the TB test. thank you
Symptoms:  Headache, dizzy, loose bowels
Doctor :   Thank you for your question. It is possible that you are experiencing a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to this TB tes t. The TB skin test is composed of a purified protein derivative, which is chemically extracted from the bacteria that is similar to the bacteria that causes Tuberculosis. As a result, when used to test for TB, it cannot actually cause Tuberculosis. Although we cannot confirm this without examining you completely, and looking at the injection sit to see if it is indurated, and swollen, we would recommend that you that you proceed to your doctor to be examined. If the TB test is not the cause of your symptoms, it may be that you have contracted in infection from something that you ate, or exposure to a pathogen in your environment. Please see your doctor. Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: I recently had PFT's performed at the request of my PCP. This result is in comparison to the same tests from2/15. ...

Q: Hi, ten years ago, my mother was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the right lung. She was not a smoker.Did not spread...

Q: I had unprotected sex 3 times in one night. I pulled out each time. Her period had ended 4 days earlier. She took ...

Q: For the past couple night when I lay down, my left leg and arm hurts. worse in groin. I am 49 and have fibromyalgi...

Q: My father failed is barium swallow test and has been told not to eat anything from this point forward. My father h...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews