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    What will my Heaf test on my arm look like if I need the BCG? Will it go really red and crappy or disappear?

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    If it disapears you need the BCG, if it doesn't then you don't need it for now. Mine was halfway, they had to get a senior nurse to come and look at it. My friend had two nurses arguing over hers.

    On a side note, your name has reminded me of that 90's popstar Kavanna. I totally forgot about him, he was amazing.
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    (Original post by SammyD)
    If it disapears you need the BCG, if it doesn't then you don't need it for now. Mine was halfway, they had to get a senior nurse to come and look at it. My friend had two nurses arguing over hers.

    On a side note, your name has reminded me of that 90's popstar Kavanna. I totally forgot about him, he was amazing.
    That's not how you spell his name, but Ok! And my name is definitely NOT a tribute to him :>.<:

    Thanks for the answer, I shall keep an eye on it!

    Anyone know WHY it disappears if you need it? And why it doesn't if you don't? :confused:

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    It will just look like little dots in a circle but will start to fade after about a day or two if you need the BCG
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    (Original post by Kavanne)
    What will my Heaf test on my arm look like if I need the BCG? Will it go really red and crappy or disappear?

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    if it goes down or disapears you need the BCG - by the way dont bother trying to make it come up

    hot showers dont work
    ice doesnt work
    scratchin it doesnt work

    i had a friend that tried all of these mine dispeared an hour after i got it
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    Small skin punctures are produced on the forearm, through which tuberculin is introduced. If the test is positive a reaction causes the skin to become red and raised, indicating that there is an immunity already. If the test is negative a BCG vaccine is then offered.

    At least 4 puncture points need to show for you to be considered immune.
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    (Original post by SammyD)
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    Small skin punctures are produced on the forearm, through which tuberculin is introduced. If the test is positive a reaction causes the skin to become red and raised, indicating that there is an immunity already. If the test is negative a BCG vaccine is then offered.

    At least 4 puncture points need to show for you to be considered immune.
    I've got 6 and I think it's going down already! Eeek!

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    Does everyone have to have the test thing? Sounds gross, I don't think I want to have that done :eek:
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    It will vanish, the heaf test is cool. I wanted the holes all up my arm.

    The BCG. well, thats another thing i aint gonan talk about :bawling:
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    (Original post by LPK)
    It will vanish, the heaf test is cool. I wanted the holes all up my arm.

    The BCG. well, thats another thing i aint gonan talk about :bawling:
    Omg I remember that, Cate showed my your arm on the webcam I think
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    (Original post by Eeyore)
    Omg I remember that, Cate showed my your arm on the webcam I think
    Yep, it was really nasty, all the skin around the wound had died and the wound was just yellow and infected big time. :puke: It was really really horrible!!
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    (Original post by LPK)
    Yep, it was really nasty, all the skin around the wound had died and the wound was just yellow and infected big time. :puke: It was really really horrible!!
    Ewww, definitely not gonna have that jab now :eek:
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    i had the test done, all six bumps stayed and they made me have it!!which i thought was very mean.
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    (Original post by Kavanne)
    What will my Heaf test on my arm look like if I need the BCG? Will it go really red and crappy or disappear?

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    basically unless the majority of the 6 or so needle pricks in that circle of needles they stab you with (heaf test) comes up big and red (have to be VERY visible raised bumps like bee stings) then you need the BCG.

    BCG hurts, but not as much as TB/anti-TB medication
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    the heaf test is hust like someone pressing really hard down on your arm - but sounds like a stapler!!

    the BCG leaves a lump on your arm - i've still got mine and prob will forever!!! - its just a small raised bit of skin - but doesn't hurt that much!
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    my dots turned all lumpy and is still there a bit, after 2years! still had the bcg tho to be safe
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    BCG isn't that bad. Virtually everyones Heaf test fades, only 1 girl in our year of 180 didn't need the BCG.
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    (Original post by Sophdoph)
    BCG isn't that bad. Virtually everyones Heaf test fades, only 1 girl in our year of 180 didn't need the BCG.
    I was one of the 2 in our year they didn't give it to. My test was raised and the bumps were joined together, that's how they tested it. My friend's was probably a bit more red but not joined together so she had to have it!

    I personally wanted it. If I want to travel I'll have to have it anyway to be safe so I'd prefer to have it when everyone else was really. Don't worry, everyone was fine, you'll just get a little lump.

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    My heaf test raised so much they sent me to hospital to see if I had TB, when I came up all clear they gave me the BCG anyway! I had to be held down by two nurses, but, well, if i was intended to have any more holes in me, God would have put the in for me . . .
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    If almost everyone has to have the BCG, and people with natural immunity can have the BCG as well, why do they bother with heaf tests?
 
 
 
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