Affected By Lung Disease Until There Is A Pile Of Lung Fluid, Is It Okay To Get Together With Family?
Hello doctor, I’m khairiah 19 years old I want to ask you I have left pleural effusion, I’ve been hospitalized for 4 days the fluids in my lung have been sucked I have come home to have a total rest, I have also been advised to take pulmonary medication for 6 months, I have lung disease but I have not coughed up nauseous fever, I just have difficulty breathing and chest pain, at home I follow the rules of eating at the hospital consuming milk and eggs every day and I wear a mask inside the house, outside the house, every morning I sunbathe in the morning heat, the equipment that I need every day I separate from my family, can I not get together with the family in the guest room even though I have been wearing a mask, is it still contagious to my illness, thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Keep in mind that the risk of transmission of tuberculosis (TB) infection will be much reduced after the patient undergoing treatment regularly and adherently in the initial 2-3 weeks of TB treatment. Before going through this period it is advisable not to cough, sneeze or spit in public places, do the ethics of coughing properly, wear masks especially when in public because it can still transmit to other individuals such as children, people with low immunity, or people with illness chronic. After the initial 2-3 weeks of routine treatment, the patient is generally able to return to normal interaction with those around him without fear of transmitting TB germs. Decreased transmission power is also characterized by diminished physical complaints and patients also feel fitter. Consult your condition regularly again during the period of TB treatment to assess disease progression, disease response to treatment, and detect any complications that arise.
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