Can Pulmonary TB Recur?

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Illustration: Can Pulmonary TB Recur?

Good morning, I’m Anang, I want to ask, I am a former TB sufferer, and I know the signs well, now I have been declared eight months later. Lately I have felt symptoms return, but minor symptoms, such as chest and back pain, especially in the left lungs, and sometimes coughs that have no cause, whether TB disease can strike again, honestly I am traumatized and now I feel a little scared,

1 Answer:


Pulmonary TB is a contagious infection of the lungs caused by bacterial infection with tuberculosis. Pulmonary TB is treated with anti-tuberculosis / OAT drugs. After recovering, in some cases pulmonary TB can recur again and require further treatment by a pulmonary doctor.

The existence of complaints of cough and chest pain can indeed be caused by TB recurrence, but not necessarily like that huh. Apart from TB, cough and chest pain can also be caused by other conditions such as:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Pneumonia Bronchitis Pleuritis Lung abscess Asthma Conditions outside the lungs: acid reflux disease, heart problems, previous history of trauma If you experience symptoms such as TB again, such as coughing for more than 3 weeks, coughing up phlegm and bleeding, shortness of breath, chest pain , fever, night sweats and weight loss, you should consult a doctor directly so that further tests can be done to ascertain your condition so that you can be given more appropriate treatment. Tell the doctor who checked you about your TB treatment history.

Some tips you can do:

Get enough rest Do light exercise regularly Avoid smoking or acid cigarettes Drinking water 2-3 liters / day Sleeping with a pillow a little higher Hopefully it can help you,

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