Tuberculosis (TB) is a very contagious bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually affects the lungs but can affect any part of the body.  A person should get tested for TB if s/he has been around an infected person or suspects that s/he may have been exposed to the infection. The Mantoux tuberculin skin test, also known as the PPD test, is a screening tool to test a patient’s exposure to tuberculosis.  This test only reflects whether the patient has been infected with TB bacteria, and cannot distinguish whether s/he has latent TB infection or TB disease.  It is important to have a trained healthcare provider carefully and properly administer the test for the best chance of an accurate reading.
…said “ Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ” , but it seems doctors have forgotten this important phrase. Many doctors are also not following one of the promises within the Hippocratic oath, the one that says “first, do no harm” or “primum non nocere,” ( Latin translation from the original Greek). Do you think that when a Doctor tells you that your only choice for cancer is chemotherapy or radiation he/she is following the “DO NO HARM” rule? In these days with so much access to information if your doctor is still following that type of conventional way to treat cancer, then your doctor is not updated, and you need to be your own new doctor.