Can Pregnant Women Visit TB Sufferers?
, my in-laws are ill hospitalized. Diagnosis of tuberculosis and lack of albumin. I am 8 months pregnant, is it okay if I visit her at the hospital? Thank you
Hello Ayu Dwi Damayanti,
Pregnant women have endurance that fluctuates during pregnancy. As a result, some pregnant women are more susceptible to coughing colds or diseases such as diarrhea.
Tuberculosis (lung) is a lung infection by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that can be transmitted through droplets coughing and sneezing in the air. Patients with active tuberculosis in the hospital who need hospitalization, are usually placed in a special isolation room with other tuberculosis patients. Prolonged close contact with active pulmonary tuberculosis patients can increase your risk of becoming infected and becoming ill with tuberculosis. Someone with a weak immune system such as young children, elderly people, pregnant women, diabetic patients, HIV / AIDS patients have a higher risk for contracting tuberculosis.
In addition, the patient care room (sick) is also filled with viruses, bacteria, and other fungi that are not counted in number and variants. Therefore it is highly recommended for young children, elderly people, and pregnant women not to visit the inpatient room. Ordinary visitors who can enter must also take precautionary measures by washing hands with water and soap / handrub (special handwashing liquid) BEFORE and AFTER touching the patient, AFTER contact with the patient's environment and body fluids. When visiting the tuberculosis isolation room visitors should also use disposable masks which are discarded immediately after leaving the room.
It is better to avoid visiting patients in inpatients in hospitals, especially isolation rooms. However, if it is very urgent, you should ask again with the hospital / ward care and obey the rules that apply if you can visit so that yourself remain safe and protected. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.