TB scare

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by ishtar, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. ishtar

    ishtar Mum of one son

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    Yikes, yesterday the hubby shook the hand of a man who apparently failed his TB test :shock:

    He didn't find out until afterwards, but he threw everything in the washer and took a hot shower, before he would even come near me.

    Now I'm super paranoid looking for signs of TB. This sucks!
     
  2. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Sorry hun, I may be being ignorant here... but what's a TB test? Is there a worry that your hubby may have caught TB?
     
  3. ishtar

    ishtar Mum of one son

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    TB is tuberculosis, and is transmitted with droplets I think, sneezing, coughing, that sort of thing. And every foreign student here has to have a TB test.

    He probably didn't get it, but it just gives you the heebie jeebies to know that he shook hands with a guy that could be contagious.
     
  4. turbo_mom

    turbo_mom Guest

    Chances are you probably don't have it. If you are really worried you can get the test done. If you got TB the symptoms most likely wouldn't show up right away. TB can sometimes lie dormant for months and months without any sign that you have it. I had a scare last year as well when someone at the hospital I had gone to had TB and they sent a letter to everyone telling them to get tested so I did some research. All they do is inject some kind of fluid into your forearm and if your skin reacts a certain way there is a possibility you could have it.
    Well I hope that helps :)
     
  5. ishtar

    ishtar Mum of one son

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    Thanks, I'll probably ask the doc about it, I have an appointment next week.
     

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