You can wet the Mantoux test, and even swim with it in the sea and the pool. This was stated by the chief phthisiatrician of Moscow, media reports (phthisiology is a section of clinical medicine that studies the causes, patterns of spread and mechanisms of development of tuberculosis) .
According to the specialist, the main thing is not to rub or scratch it.
The Mantoux reaction is a diagnostic test to determine the specific sensitivity of the body to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The Mantoux test, administered intradermally, does not change its result from the ingress of water drops, but doctors advise avoiding physical and chemical influences on the injection site (rub with a washcloth, smear with creams, seal with a plaster).