Danger Of Corona Virus Infection In Tuberculosis Patients
Morning, I’m a 20-year-old woman. I was exposed to tuberculosis and now my follow-up treatment is in the 5th month, from the result of my sputum in the 2nd month all sputum tests have been negative. first every morning I always cough and had to expel phlegm but for a long time I no longer phlegm I thought it was good because I was cured but at the end of this “I am phlegm again and white mixed clear. 1. Is my condition still good ” , or have to check sputum again?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Regarding tuberculosis, the evaluation of tuberculosis is done twice, namely in the 2nd month and in the 5th month. This evaluation is included in the flow of TB treatment, so you do not need to ask for an independent examination. The doctor who treats you will automatically check you later on time.
What is clear, whatever the results of the evaluation, you may not change the treatment that has been determined by your doctor. You may not continue, add, subtract or stop it yourself. If you feel your symptoms are getting worse, then you can report it when the control schedule or taking medication, and if indeed the complaint is unbearable, you can check even though it is not yet scheduled.
Then regarding corona, every person who is experiencing the disease, will automatically be more susceptible to this virus. As for how much influence on tuberculosis sufferers, so far there has been no research conducted to be able to answer it because this disease is relatively new. So what is important for you to do is take care of yourself in general by taking medication regularly and regularly, getting enough rest, multiply the consumption of water, multiply the consumption of fruits and vegetables, wearing a mask, and routine hand washing. So, hopefully answering your question.