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Burning sensation in arm, swollen fingers. TB skin test done, taken bcg vaccine. Medical help required?

Hi I had a tb skin test done yesterday, and today I feel awful my arm is burning, the site is red and raised and my fingers are swollen. I had a similar skin test 8 years ago and had a bad reaction, and I informed the doctor of this yesterday, so they only gave me half dose. I have also had the bcg vaccine , do I need to seek further medical help? S
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
it is an abnormal reaction indeed.
a positive skin test should produce a distinct reddish , raised area of weal and not swollen fingers, arm pain like this.
pl. get medically checked at your doctor's.
pl . keep me posted on the progress.
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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