– Three days do not wet! So aunt said!
With such a statement, my daughter showed me a hand with a trace of vaccine mantoux.
The first test we did in a year, the reaction was negative. No extraneous symptoms manifested.
At two years old, we missed the time of vaccination and made it already before we went to kindergarten. The baby then turned three years old, and she boldly entered the vaccination room with her dad.
The second and third tests also showed a negative result. And then the script has changed. Every year the button became bigger in size. While its borders are beyond the norm. We were sent for a consultation to the TB doctor. Having passed all the tests and passed the tests, we made sure that tuberculosis did not creep into our organisms.
Or maybe it is more correct to say, it has not been activated. I heard that Koch’s wand lives in every organism, but it manifests itself only when immunity is weakened. Or in contact with people suffering from the open form of the disease. In short, after conducting a complete examination of our entire family, the doctor concluded that my daughter had an allergic reaction to the drug.
And she advised to give the baby diazolin three days before the next test. It helped. But we increasingly missed the next test. But now it is time to make manta to the son, and I began to think, is this test important? Indeed, according to statistics, most of the children have a positive reaction, and the disease is absent. Many often have unanticipated reactions to the drug.
Why do we not practice identification of tubercle bacilli by blood and saliva tests? After all, it is much easier, faster and almost unmistakable. Unfortunately, I did not find answers to this question. But, having looked through the program of Doctor Komarovsky, I came to the conclusion that, even if not annually, I will try my son. After all, there are so many people around, familiar and unfamiliar, healthy and infected. It is better to check and make sure there are no sores. How to find out about her too late …
In the meantime, in our country we have not yet introduced anything other than manta, and we will protect the injection site from water for three days.
Are you for or against the manta test?