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What should I know about Tubersol before receiving it?

If you have ever had a positive reaction to a tuberculin test in the past, check with your doctor, as this could cause a serious reaction to the Tubersol injection. Before receiving Tubersol, also talk to your doctor about any allergic reactions you have had to this or other medications. Also, discuss any other allergies with your doctor. While children are expected to react similarly to adults given Tubersol, older people may take longer to show a skin reaction. Some people have very mild reactions, and the doctor may request repeated testing in these cases. Other people may have no significant reaction to the test and still have a tuberculosis infection. This includes people with immune system deficiency disorders, such as HIV, and people with viral or bacterial infections. Tubersol has not been proved safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, to discuss the risks and benefits of receiving Tubersol.

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