A Small, Rubbery Lump On The Back Of A 7 Month Old Baby?
… continue to ask a question ago. r nI’ve visited the doctor here. r nThe doctor said, the lump in the back of my child’s ear was a TB gland. r nThere were some lumps, small and if pressed the lumps were rocking and springy. r nThe doctor said, my baby must take medicine for 6 months. Then surveyed the results of taking medicine every month. R n r nI objected. R nYes, yeah, babies aged 7 months are told to take drugs like adults ?? r nI prefer to massage the babies regularly with experts baby massage therapy. r n r nI ask me; r nIf I don’t take the medicine, what is the impact on my child? r nPlease describe in detail what the impact on its development? r nThanks for the knowledge ..
Hello Ummu, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
Basically the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children always begins with the symptoms of TB first. But sometimes the symptoms of tuberculosis in children may be distinctive and different from the symptoms of tuberculosis in adults. Therefore, to be able to diagnose tuberculosis in children scoring system is needed in addition to other examinations such as bacteriological, x-ray and tuberculin.
Some TB symptoms that can be found in children for example:
persistent cough that does not heal with the usual treatment of weight loss or failure to grow fever more than 2 weeks a child is lethargic, weak, inactive There can also be other symptoms that are specific to the organ, for example in glandular TB, can be found the presence of enlarged lymph nodes, especially in areas neck, painless, has a springy consistency, multiple (more than 1), large in size and clearly visible (not only palpable), does not respond to antibiotics.
Some important tests include bacteriological examination (examination to find TB germs), tuberculin or mantoux, and chest X-ray. In children, all examinations should be done before diagnosing the child has tuberculosis. If you have doubts about the diagnosis of the doctor who is examining your child, you should bring your child directly to the pediatrician. The pediatrician will conduct other examinations that are considered necessary for the diagnosis and treatment for your child.
If it is true that your child has a tuberculosis infection, then the recommended treatment is the same as adults, namely the administration of OAT (antituberculosis drugs) for at least 6 months. If your child does have tuberculosis and does not take medicine properly, then the disease can be more severe and spread to other organs as well, for example to the bones, intestines, or to the brain and the lining of the brain. Therefore, if indeed you are currently in doubt with the diagnosis of the doctor who examined your child, take your child to the pediatrician. If indeed the pediatrician also recommends the consumption of OAT, then you should follow your child's doctor's advice because failing to treat tuberculosis completely can have a very bad impact on your child. If indeed the child has tuberculosis, infant massage will not be able to cure the disease.
Here are the articles that you can read about tuberculosis in children
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