Cough With Phlegm And Sore Throat During TB Treatment?

Hello my doctor Rio, 26 years old, I am currently undergoing TB treatment in the advanced phase 3x a week (yellow medicine), but after taking 2 doses of yellow medicine I have a sore throat until my voice is hoarse, runny nose and cough with phlegm a lot, phlegm is like clogging my breathing, when breathing like the sound of his breath, but when he expelled his phlegm breathing again. That’s why yes, is my first phase TB treatment failing or I have another disease. Please explain doctor, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Rio, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

At this time your treatment cannot be said to fail simply from the symptoms of a sore throat and cough with phlegm that you just suffered. Lung TB patients are said to fail treatment if:

In patients with smear positive pulmonary TB, the results of repeated smear tests remain positive or return to positive at the end of the 5th month of treatment, or in patients with smear negative and radiologically positive smear TB, the results of BTA examination will be positive at the end of the 2nd month of treatment and / or the radiological picture of the test has worsened. In your case, it is still possible that you are experiencing an acute respiratory infection (for example by a virus or other bacteria). Basically if your symptoms are caused by a viral infection, these symptoms will improve on their own within 5-7 days. When caused by a bacterial infection, the symptoms may persist longer or improve and then worsen again. If in 5-7 days you do not experience improvement in symptoms, or your symptoms improve and worsen again, you should consult a doctor. The doctor will do a physical examination and provide appropriate therapy if there are indeed suspicions of other bacterial infections in the respiratory tract.

Some things you can do right now:

Sleep and rest more Eat healthy and nutritious foods, if you have difficulty swallowing, eat softer foods first Drink more water to help thin your phlegm Bathing with warm water and inhale the warm water vapor to help thin your phlegm Not much talk, sing, or scream, rest your throat first.

So much information from me, hopefully enough answer

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