Eat Meatballs When Suffering From Lung Spots?

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I want to ask, my mother has lung spots, can I eat meatballs and ice or not

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Lung spots or also known as pulmonary tuberculosis (pulmonary TB) is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These bacteria can enter the human body through droplets containing these bacteria (mucus from the respiratory tract of TB sufferers that comes out when coughing or sneezing, dries up, and flies off into the air, then enters the respiratory tract). A person can be infected with TB if the number of bacteria that enter is large enough and his immune system is not strong enough to kill the bacteria that enter.


Food and drink basically will not affect the course of this disease, so it is okay for your mother to eat meatballs and drink ice. Some things you need to make sure:

Make sure your mother does not smoke and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and excess air pollution
Make sure your mother takes the medicine from the doctor regularly until it's finished
Make sure your mother visits the doctor regularly
If your mother has other comorbid conditions (such as diabetes or HIV), make sure your mother also goes to the doctor for control and takes medication to control these diseases.

Treatment for pulmonary TB is carried out for a minimum of 6 months consisting of 2 phases. The first phase is an intensive phase for 2 months. In this intensive phase your mother will receive 4 types of antibiotics (can be separate, can also be combined in 1 drug or called KDT-fixed dose combination). Furthermore, your mother will undergo a 4 month follow-up phase and will receive 2 types of antibiotics (can be separate, it could also be in the form of KDT). These medicines must be taken every day at approximately the same time and your mother must finish treatment until the treating doctor allows her to stop taking the medication.


Here is an article that you can read about tuberculosis

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