Chance Of Recovering From Tuberculosis?
,, I am sick with TB, I have undergone initial treatment and have entered the 5th month, during the 4th month I did a sputum test, it was still positive..In the 5th month I coughed again..did my treatment fail or a respiratory infection? rnThank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. TB or tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and attacks the respiratory system although it can also attack other parts of the body. TB treatment takes a long time, at least 6 months.
After being diagnosed with TB, usually a sputum test to control drug administration is done at the 2nd, 3rd or 4th month after undergoing treatment, and whether or not the results of this test are positive will determine the next treatment for you. In your case, the positive result of your sputum test does not mean that you have failed, but it may be that the bacteria that infect you are strains that are resistant or resistant to TB treatment in general. The number of resistant TB has increased in recent times with the irregular consumption of drugs for TB patients, but that does not mean that there is no cure.
As for the cough you are experiencing, further examination is needed whether there are other medical conditions that you suffer from or whether it comes from TB. Our advice is that you keep regular and regular checkups and take the drugs that your doctor has prescribed to you. Be patient and obey all the recommendations because people who have been declared treatment failures are the ones who don't finish their treatment. In addition, you can use a mask and improve the conditions of your residence by increasing air circulation and the entry of sunlight. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa