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My four year old is scheduled to undergo a tb testing tomorrow. He has a cold and is coughing. Is it safe for him to go through the tb testing?

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Asked by tatar at 3:51 AM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • yes, they just inject a tiny bit of liquid for the test under the first layer of skin. Thats it. If his skin doesnt have a reaction to the spot they injected. it means that he is the clear

    Answer by Mesha125 at 4:04 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • If he's on any medications I'd ask the doctor. my son's had to have one recently (they were exposed at school) and my youngest couldn't at the time because he was on prednisone for poisin ivy and it would've given a false positive.

    Answer by Shell89 at 11:21 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

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