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Red itchy spot at the area where TB test was done. Should be concerned ?

hi i am a manager at a resteraunt and i have a ethopian girl that has worked for us for over a year she is in school to be a nurse she took a tb test 5 days ago and she has a red spot where the test was given and she says that it itches and i am very worried about my other employees and customers she has no rash that i can see and she sounds fine no cough nothing like that but its been 5 days and she still has a red dot and she says that its itchy should i be concered
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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itch , pain and even ulceration at the site of T B test is quiet common.
Is there a swelling at the site of itch, if yes you must take her to a physician to read the test,
it might be positive.

if only itch, nothing to worry, she is not having TB.

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Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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