Mantoux when coughing

Is it possible to inoculate a mantle when coughing and a weak cold?


Marina V

it was necessary to say... It is impossible to inoculate during illness

Elena Ivanna

No, the vaccine is the same virus, only in a very small dose, why do you need tuberculosis even for your tuberculosis ...

Danila Shuvaev

Not vkoem case! This will greatly harm your immunity!

Nadezhda Berestovaya

During even a mild ailment, no vaccinations can be done.


It is impossible of course, usually before vaccination the doctor should examine the child and make sure that the child is healthy otherwise there may be side effects.


Mantoux is not an inoculation, but a diagnostic procedure. The organism is not introduced by bacteria, but by the products of their vital activity. Of course, when you cough, you can not do it. But, not because it jnzhno to fall ill or damage the immunity, but because there may be an incorrect result.

The middle

Mantoux is not an inoculation... and what for you, with snot and cough, went to school ???

Grigory Miroshin

Julia! I answer professionally. Poor, poor Charles Mantoux, the author who proposed injecting tuberculin intradermally! How sorry he is. The poor Frenchman, probably in the coffin, turns over, reading some of the answers. The Mantoux test with 2 TE of standard tuberculin is not related to vaccination, since after the introduction of tuberculin in the body is not formed immunity. Mantoux should not be tested if the child is sick. This is unambiguous. But, if done, in spite of a cough and runny nose without other manifestations of intoxication (temperature, weakness), nothing tragic will happen. Trust me. After 72 hours the result of the test will be appreciated and all. Calm down. Do not complex.

Is it possible to put a vaccination against a child with a cold and cough?



no it is impossible the organism at the time of vaccination should be healthy

Mila C

it is impossible.

Contraindications to Mantoux test

It should be specially emphasized that the Mantoux test is harmless both for healthy children and adolescents, and for children with various physical illnesses. Tuberculin does not contain living microorganisms, and in the applied dosage 2 TE (ml) does not affect either the body's immune system or the whole organism.
The setting of the sample does not make sense in children under 12 months, because the result of the sample will be unreliable or inaccurate, due to the age-related features of the development of the immune system - the reaction may be false negative. Children under 6 months are not able to respond adequately to the Mantoux test.
Contraindications to the tuberculin test are:

1. skin diseases,
2. acute and chronic infectious and somatic diseases in the stage of exacerbation (the Mantoux test is put in 1 month after disappearance of all clinical symptoms or immediately after quarantining);
3. allergic conditions,
4. epilepsy.

It is not allowed to conduct a sample in those collectives where there is a quarantine for children's infections. The Mantoux test is made 1 month after all clinical symptoms have disappeared or immediately after quarantining.
Immunity after preventive vaccinations can affect the sensitivity to tuberculin. Therefore, the Mantoux test should be planned before any vaccinations are made. In this case, vaccinations are carried out immediately after evaluating the results of the sample. If the Mantoux test is not done before, but after the vaccination, tuberculin diagnostics should be carried out no earlier than 4 weeks after the vaccination, as well as the introduction of immunoglobulins (serums).
Thus, there are practically no absolute contraindications for setting a tuberculin test.


Go to school and REFUSE, if necessary, write an WRONG rejection!


No. A nurse should also be in the school. If she does not know this (you can hardly buy a diploma yesterday), then she should be told that at the temperature, no vaccination is given !!!

Natalia Žilina

Mantoux is not vaccinated, in principle, doctors are not dismissed in such cases But I would have delayed

= Angelica Marquise =

Write a refusal of vaccination, and then complications are possible!!! better then do it.

Running on the waves

it is undesirable if you do not trust the school nurse - go to the pediatrician, and anyway, what does your child do with the snot and cough in the school, infect other children?

Elena the beautiful

They have a planned raid on schools. It's up to you whether you need it right now or not. You have the right to refuse the Mantoux test.

How to answer the question whether one can make a mantle with a cold

Most parents are wondering - is it possible to do Mantoux with a cold? Pediatricians are of the opinion that Mantoux vaccination is not considered, and moreover, they insist on carrying out injections, even in the case when the child for some reason, preventive vaccinations completely are contraindicated.

The child's rhinitis is a problem

The Mantoux test is not dangerous for the child's organism, provided that it is perfectly healthy.Rhinitis is considered one of the signs of a cold, and may indicate the presence of an inflammatory process in the body. And with inflammation it is extremely undesirable to make a Mantoux test. Whether it is worthwhile to conduct a Mantoux test with a runny nose, the pediatrician should decide according to the individual characteristics of the organism of their child. But we should not forget that intervention in a weakened body after an illness can lead to poor health and complications.

Why do Mantoux

Unfortunately, modern medicine can not yet cope effectively with this dangerous infection called tuberculosis. BCG vaccination is mandatory for everyone, it is done in the maternity home during the first days of a child's life. BCG is an antituberculous vaccine in a weakened form. It does not guarantee that a person will not get tuberculosis, but is able to prevent the development of particularly serious forms of the disease. The introduction of the vaccine into the children's body leads to the development of antibodies to bacteria of tuberculosis.

The Mantoux test is not an inoculation, it does not contribute to the development of immunity, but is intended to determine the degree of susceptibility of the organism to tuberculosis bacteria. It is carried out by inserting a tuberculin under the skin (extract from tuberculosis bacteria), and is of a diagnostic nature. If the body develops immunity to the disease, the cells will react, and a characteristic seal will appear at the site of the injection. This allergic reaction helps to conclude that the body is able to resist infection.

Types of reactions to the Mantoux testPediatricians consider Mantoux absolutely safe for health. This is a kind of test that allows to identify people who have a pathogen of tuberculosis infection in the body, or a disease at the initial stage, when the symptoms are not yet manifest.

Mantou is held by the child every year until the age of 17 years. If the child has a negative reaction, this means that antibodies to tuberculosis are not produced, and it is recommended to repeat the BCG vaccine at the age of seven.

Mantoux should be placed only after a doctor's examination. The drug is administered subcutaneously with a special tuberculin syringe. The nurse must warn the child and parents that it is not recommended to wet the injection site for three days. After this period of time, the sample is subject to verification. The place where the sample was conducted can not be scratched, rubbed, bandaged and sealed with adhesive tape, smeared with peroxide, iodine, zelenka.

Reaction of the body

In most children, after the introduction of tuberculin, no reaction is usually observed: the temperature does not rise, the state of health does not change. There may be only a local reaction at the injection site. This is normal, because the test is done.

Taking a Mantoux sample from a childWhen an organism is infected, a positive reaction is observed, and in the absence of bacteria in the body, it is negative. The result of the test is determined by measuring the infiltrate (reddened seal at the site of the injection) and has several options:
  1. A negative test is when the compaction does not exceed one millimeter.
  2. Doubtful - if the seal has a size of 2-4 millimeters.
  3. Positive - if the infiltrate has a diameter of 5 millimeters.
  4. Strongly expressed sample - if the seal is more than 16 millimeters. In this case, an additional examination is necessary.

A positive reaction is not a 100% proof of infection of the body. In order to obtain a correct estimate, it is necessary to completely exclude all the causes that can cause a reaction. The result can also be affected by several factors:

  • improper storage or transportation of the drug;
  • poor-quality medical instrument.

Therefore, before making a diagnosis, it is recommended to do a number of procedures and studies.

There are cases when in the presence of microbacteria in the body, the sample shows a negative result.

Papula after Mantoux testThere are several reasons for this:
  • Immunity is weakened, there is no reaction to the stimulus;
  • recent infectious disease (within the last two months);
  • too early age (up to six months the body can not adequately respond).

And it can be the other way around: the child is not infected, but the result of the test is positive. There are also reasons for this:

  • presence of infection in the body;
  • infection of the body with other bacteria;
  • an allergic phenomenon.

Allergy is the most common complication after the test. The drug consists of inactive bacteria of tuberculosis and additional additives and preservatives that contribute to its preservation. It is these substances that cause an allergic reaction. If the child is found to be intolerant to some of the components, you should look for other alternative methods for testing.


It is desirable to make Mantoux a perfectly healthy child. Previously transferred diseases can significantly enhance or weaken the response to the drug, which will lead to a distortion of the test results.

Bronchial asthma as a contraindication to taking Mantoux testIn addition, there are a number of other contraindications:
  • presence of acute somatic or infectious, as well as exacerbation of a chronic disease;
  • the presence of skin diseases and allergies;
  • presence of bronchial asthma, epilepsy or rheumatism;
  • vaccination within the last two months.

In case of epilepsy, the neurologist and phthisiatrician should give permission for Mantoux, after a thorough examination. If you did another inoculation, then Mantou can be put only after 4-6 weeks. For a cold, a tuberculin test is recommended to be done one month after complete recovery. If the Mantoux test has already been done, the procedure can be repeated no earlier than three months later.

Some pediatricians advise a week before the test to give the child allergy medications. They do not have any effect on the result, but they can neutralize an extraneous reaction.

Mantoux for colds

The presence of a cold in the child at the time when it is necessary to do Mantou is a serious obstacle to the sample.

During the course of the process, unwanted symptoms appear: cough, runny nose, headache.

Cough indicates the penetration of infection in the body, so put a sample at this time is strictly prohibited. In this issue, the opinions of the doctors are one.


Runny nose can be both a major symptom and a residual phenomenon after a cold. In official medicine, this symptom is not a contraindication, but depending on the nature of the ailment and the form of its course, the decision should be taken by the parents together with the treating pediatrician. Most doctors believe that a slight runny nose can not interfere with the sample and insist on testing.

On the other hand, it must be remembered that in case of acute disease, the result of Mantoux test may be uninformative and is questioned. In addition, it is difficult to predict the reaction from the interaction of tuberculin and drugs that treat a child for colds. Mantoux with a cold is not recommended and in the case when the secret is yellow or greenish. This runny nose requires complex treatment, so it is better to wait until complete recovery with a breakdown.

The Mantoux vaccine is a mandatory annual test for children and adolescents. With the help of this study, it is easiest to assess how the causative agent of tuberculosis infection affects the body.


Rhinitis is the most common symptom in children, so it may happen that it is during this period that it will be necessary to carry out a Mantoux test. Do not panic and listen to the opposite advice. Parents know best about the characteristics of the organism of their child. If the baby is rarely sick, he has good immunity, and the runny nose has only a subsiding remnant character, you can safely do a trial. Mantoux in this case will not bring any complications. If the child is painful, the immunity is weakened, then the Mantoux reaction should be better after complete recovery.

Is it possible to make a mantle to a child if it only has a cold?


Irina Kobzar

The Mantoux test is harmless both for healthy children and adolescents, and for children with various physical illnesses. Tuberculin does not contain living microorganisms, and in the applied dosage 2 TE (ml) does not affect either the body's immune system or the whole organism. Contraindications to the tuberculin test are:
skin diseases,
acute and chronic infectious and somatic diseases in the stage of exacerbation (the Mantoux test is put in 1 month after disappearance of all clinical symptoms or immediately after quarantining);
allergic conditions,
Runny nose is a sign of acute respiratory disease. Therefore, it is worthwhile to wait with a sample


it is undesirable.


No, the child must be healthy
Be sure to check the child's temperature in the morning




depends on the doctor, but it is better not to do it: the rhinitis is treated relatively quickly - 2-3 days and the baby is healthy.


Doctors in most cases say that a runny nose is not a contraindication to Mantoux, but I personally did not drive in this condition for trial.

Maria Pakhomova

You can not

Natalya Utkina

a runny nose (if there is no temperature) is really not a contraindication for Mantoux. so if they did, do not be scared.


I would not do it, I can spread my hand and then go to prove that it is not tuberculosis. And any manipulations with immunity are made with a healthy child.

Irina the violin

If a child has a runny nose, then there is (though the slightest) inflammation. Therefore, cure the spout and place the mantle. We went through it

Ekaterina Mironova

Mantoux is done only to a healthy child.
Runny nose is often a harbinger of SARS, ARD, sinusitis. Mantoux is checked for 3 days and on the 3rd day the beginning of the disease can manifest itself, as a result - the distortion of the result.
Therefore, treat the runny nose, then keep a week after the recovery of the child, so as not to get sick and do Mantoux.


do not rush, snot will pass and do it.

Diane Bourdeinaya

Vaccination should be given only to healthy children (!)
The weakened state can provoke a complication.

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