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I had a TB Skin Test yesterday...I work in healthcare.....I am having a reaction...not a positive but an allergic type reaction. It iches ect. I had the test yesterday at 12 and starting last evening I started to get gassy and all day today I have the big D. Could this be Celiac related? I know you have to ingest gluten....so I didn't worry if the test had gluten in it. Is this possible????

I'm pretty positive that I didn't eat gluten or get CC'd....this was the only thing I could think of....Any ideas??????

PS Same thing happened last year prior to me being diagnosed!

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I had a TB Skin Test yesterday...I work in healthcare.....I am having a reaction...not a positive but an allergic type reaction. It iches ect. I had the test yesterday at 12 and starting last evening I started to get gassy and all day today I have the big D. Could this be Celiac related? I know you have to ingest gluten....so I didn't worry if the test had gluten in it. Is this possible????

I'm pretty positive that I didn't eat gluten or get CC'd....this was the only thing I could think of....Any ideas??????

PS Same thing happened last year prior to me being diagnosed!

Jessie:

You might know more about this than I, but perhaps you could have a allergy reaction to something in the injection. (maybe, corn, egg based) I think many of us are more sensitive to things post gluten removal than pre gluten times.

Just a thought. Hope it passes soon.


Lisa

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I also work in healthcare and I had a positive test (at least that is what they determined). I had the red itchy blisters and the "bump" underneath my skin. I wonder if there is anything that could cause someone with celiac to react to. I researched after my test and didn't find anything. Let me know if you find out something helpful from others. I started the INH for the positive test and then stopped it because of side effects I was having.

Kerri

I had a TB Skin Test yesterday...I work in healthcare.....I am having a reaction...not a positive but an allergic type reaction. It iches ect. I had the test yesterday at 12 and starting last evening I started to get gassy and all day today I have the big D. Could this be Celiac related? I know you have to ingest gluten....so I didn't worry if the test had gluten in it. Is this possible????

I'm pretty positive that I didn't eat gluten or get CC'd....this was the only thing I could think of....Any ideas??????

PS Same thing happened last year prior to me being diagnosed!

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mine has been recorded as a negative b/c red area doesn't count but as you said, Kerrih, the bumo does and I don't have that.....but I will pass on any info I find!!! I'm putting a call into the manufactuor tomorrow...to see if they do use wheat in the test! Who knows........ :D

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I am also in healthcare and I am due for my TB test in the next couple of months, August is when it is due , so if I can manage to stay gluten free strickly I guess we will see what my results are as well. I think last year I didnt have any kind of reactions and I think that I was at that time off the diet because I was mad at my GI because I had all my test by then and everything was negative. so maybe I will have a differant reaction this year.

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I also work in healthcare and I had a positive test (at least that is what they determined). I had the red itchy blisters and the "bump" underneath my skin. I wonder if there is anything that could cause someone with celiac to react to.

You mean that isn't normal ? I had the tb jab when at school and seem to remember that reaction and I thought it was normal to react like that. Does that mean I had Celiac then ? Is there something in the tb jab that has gluten?


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Okay....it was determined that I had some kind of allergic reaction to the test! Dr. recommended cest xrays from now on so that i don't have these reactions.

I haven't been able to find alot of info on TB tests...but I'm still digging...I haven't gotten a call back form teh manufactorer yet but I'm calling again today!

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Okay....it was determined that I had some kind of allergic reaction to the test! Dr. recommended cest xrays from now on so that i don't have these reactions.

I haven't been able to find alot of info on TB tests...but I'm still digging...I haven't gotten a call back form teh manufactorer yet but I'm calling again today!

I'm supposed to get a tb test soon, so I'll be interested to know what you find out :)


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Thanks for the post. I'm starting a job at a hospital and have to do the TB thing. HOWEVER, I lived in Europe in the early 90's where they did mandatory TB testing for school children. I reacted positively to both the prick and bubble tests. Chest Xray was clear but they still put me on treatment as a precaution. I told the employee health lady at the hospital over the phone about that and she said they will most likely just do a chest x-ray because I had the positive reaction. i have to admit i am freaking out a little bit. worried that for some reason i'll have TB again. All my childhood anxieties are flooding right back!! It's intersting to here of other celiacs showing reactions to the skin tests....esp. since celiacs are more susepctible to TB supposedly.


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I had a TB Skin Test yesterday...I work in healthcare.....I am having a reaction...not a positive but an allergic type reaction. It iches ect. I had the test yesterday at 12 and starting last evening I started to get gassy and all day today I have the big D. Could this be Celiac related? I know you have to ingest gluten....so I didn't worry if the test had gluten in it. Is this possible????

I'm pretty positive that I didn't eat gluten or get CC'd....this was the only thing I could think of....Any ideas??????

PS Same thing happened last year prior to me being diagnosed!

I had been wondering about this for a while, and none of my dr's could answer it, and I have had about 14 + dr's in the last 9 months.

I haven't had a tb test in a long time - maybe 12 years, but I used to get them when I volunteered at my childrens' elementary school. I used to show a false positive on them all the time. The little bumps actually never went away. I had 4 tests that just made scars, and remained tiny little bumps.. ( All my tb tests when I was a child went away...)

Now, when I fell really sick this past year...those little bumps got real big, liked swelled up and raised ... I still have them, they haven't gone down since I got ill, but they are not real red anymore.

I have showed all the dr's and some just said 'Isn't that strange", or " that's different" but not one dr offered to check me out further with this.

Keep me posted if anyone comes up with information about this.


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I had been wondering about this for a while, and none of my dr's could answer it, and I have had about 14 + dr's in the last 9 months.

I haven't had a tb test in a long time - maybe 12 years, but I used to get them when I volunteered at my childrens' elementary school. I used to show a false positive on them all the time. The little bumps actually never went away. I had 4 tests that just made scars, and remained tiny little bumps.. ( All my tb tests when I was a child went away...)

Now, when I fell really sick this past year...those little bumps got real big, liked swelled up and raised ... I still have them, they haven't gone down since I got ill, but they are not real red anymore.

I have showed all the dr's and some just said 'Isn't that strange", or " that's different" but not one dr offered to check me out further with this.

Keep me posted if anyone comes up with information about this.

I find this very interesting.

In the late 60's in New Zealand, we had skin tests and mine came out slightly red. They said at the time because I'd probably been exposed to someone with TB. It was left at that and I went on to have the inocculation. But I will always remember the redness and wonder why me. I didn't even know anyone with TB.

But then thinking about it, I was actively eating gluten etc, so why would a tiny bit of gluten possibly in the skin test make me or anybody else with undiagnosed coeliac react to the test, if the bread at the time did not seem to cause noticeable problems?

Cathy

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The only thing I've been able to find out is that I'm reacting to A preservative in the test!! Can't seem to get an answer on what preservatives are in the tests! Jeez....will keep digging for more info.

It's been a week and a half and I still have a red area, no bump!

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I'm going off track a bit here.

This thread reminds me that I have had rubella vaccination three times, and three times it did not take. I have a son who has had the hepatitis B? innoculation at least twice because the first time it did not take. Is this just me?

Cathy

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Hep B is a series of three shots. Sometimes things don't take due to you already haveing an immunity to them.....you can have blood drwan and have it tested to check!

My boss brought up a valid point the other day....due to us having an autoimmune disease, should we be getting live innoculations???? Any ideas anyone? Does anyone else react to immunizations??? I had the saem reaction with teh chix pox vaccine as I did with the TB test!

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Hep B is a series of three shots. Sometimes things don't take due to you already haveing an immunity to them.....you can have blood drwan and have it tested to check!

My boss brought up a valid point the other day....due to us having an autoimmune disease, should we be getting live innoculations???? Any ideas anyone? Does anyone else react to immunizations??? I had the saem reaction with teh chix pox vaccine as I did with the TB test!

I don't think having an autoimmune disorder should affect immunizations. In fact, my immune system seems to be on hyperdrive all the time. Since going gluten free I get sick far less than my friends and when I do get sick it's often much lesser than the people around me. Even with being pregnant and therefore immune system weakened, I am still getting sick less than others around me. I'm not a doctor or anything, but shouldn't our immune systems be functioning perfectly fine so long as we are gluten free?


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