Can Tuberculosis Be Transmitted During Intercourse?
my husband has pulmonary tuberculosis, is currently undergoing initial treatment, is it as long as the treatment will be contagious, and if for example having intercourse is prohibited during treatment must wait until it is completely healed?
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Treatment of TB disease is basically divided into 2 stages, namely the initial stage and the advanced stage. Initial treatment will be given every day with a length of treatment generally 2 months, which aims to reduce the number of germs present in the patient's body. If treatment is done regularly and there are no complications, the transmission power of TB germs will greatly decrease in only the first 2 weeks. The advanced treatment itself is also as important as the initial treatment where it aims to kill the remaining germs in the patient's body so that the patient can achieve healing and also prevent recurrence. Intercourse itself is allowed to be carried out during the treatment period, because the transmission of pulmonary TB disease is not through intercourse, but only through the inhalation of air containing sputum sputum containing TB germs from TB sufferers. Therefore, henceforth you are expected to be able to help your husband to complete his treatment until completely and completely healed, and during treatment, you are allowed to keep in touch. In addition, make sure to also continue to prevent the transmission of this disease and help support your husband's healing by:
Wear a mask, especially for your husband so as not to transmit to people around. Ensure good air ventilation in the house. Ensure adequate sunlight into the house. Provide a special place for your husband to remove phlegm, where the place should not be closed and must flow directly to the place disposal Provide sufficient nutritious food, especially foods that are high in protein. Get adequate rest. Exercise regularly. Perform an examination and treatment immediately if symptoms are felt that resemble your husband's wishes. May help.