Patient Comments: Tuberculosis Skin Test - Symptoms

Question:What were the symptoms and signs of your tuberculosis infection?

Comment from: RottieMom, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 09

About 6 or 7 years ago I was having frequent heavy nosebleeds. I learned quickly that getting all anxious about them were making them worse. But another thing I learned, at least for me, is I had to get the huge clots out of my nose before they would stop. I don't know why, I just know it had to be done. About 5 years ago I finally had sinus surgery to remove the chronic sinus infection. All was good until this past fall when the sinus infections are back and the bleeding has started again. Sinus surgery was the most difficult recovery I have ever had from surgery. I suffered with vertigo, extreme tiredness and depression. And now the thought of having to do that again just makes me depressed.

Comment from: stony, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 10

I am 30 years plus now, and that is vague. Everything is vague. My tinnitus is more a hiss/buzz than a ringing. But sometimes it stops dead. Then this louder high pitch ringing starts for one or two minutes then stops, then back to the buzzing. Words fail to describe the horror show now. It outdoes the TV and even my Harley on the open road in top gear with pretty loud custom pipes. Hard to believe I know! It is overwhelming and a bit depressing at times so I try to register my good fortune in most other facets of this weird one way trip. It does help. However on reading other posts here, mine does not impose on sleep. Thank goodness. And, now I just love sleeping, but once awake, pandemonium again!

Comment from: just curious, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 30

I would like to know if it's ok for health care workers to use an insulin syringe to give a PPD injection to an adult. We don't have tuberculin syringes where I work. And I was told tuberculin syringes were unavailable at my place of work, but I know other facilities have them.

Comment from: Bitsy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

A raised red area looking like a mosquito bite about 10 cm.

Comment from: Birdgirl, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: November 05

I have always believed that if you have a positive reaction to a PPD, and disease is ruled out, that you should not have the test again in subsequent years (since it will always be positive). Is this still the case? What would be the benefit of repeating the test in later years if you know the result will be positive?

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