Can TB Germs Stick To The Hair And Body After?
Good morning. Meet me Ana. I want to ask. Coincidentally, there was a relative who was hospitalized in the TB isolation room. We want to visit. And from our brother’s story, when we entered the isolation room we were required to wear special clothes and special masks. What I want to ask, is that TB germs can stick to the hair and body even what we use? And do we have to immediately change clothes (personal clothes) and shoes after the isolation room (for example bringing a change of clothes)? And do we really need to take a bath and wash our house so that the germs do not stick to the body? To fill the room, if I’ve ever seen it actually has been reached by sunlight which is very enough. For the answer I thank you.
Thank you for the question.
Basically, patients suffering from tuberculosis or tuberculosis can still receive a visit, but with several conditions, such as:
Children, infants, pregnant women, and people who are sick or experiencing conditions where their immune system is weak are not allowed to visit TB patients. Others are permitted to visit patients, but must use special clothing accompanied by masks and other protective equipment if needed such as gloves or aprons that have been prepared by health workers and will be taken back, as well as washing hands properly before and after enter the isolation room. To answer your questions, while the use of special clothing and the implementation of hand washing before and after entering the isolation room are done properly and correctly, you do not need to bring a change of clothes and change your clothes, and do not have to take a bath and shampoo as soon as possible to prevent the entry of germs, because procedures that have been performed and are recommended by health workers are sufficient to prevent the entry of germs. However, you are not prohibited from carrying out these additional actions.
Hopefully this information helps and hopefully your relatives get better soon.