Examinations Performed To Confirm Tuberculosis And Its Treatment?
My mother has diabetes, and now coughs for 4 months because she is always exposed to steam from the refrigerator, after the results of the ronseng the doctor stated that my mother had an indication of tuberculosis … my mother’s cough was not bleeding but my mother’s body is now hot … her appetite is reduced .. !!
TB or TB or tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by infection with the bacteria M tuberculosis. This disease is transmitted through the sputum of the sufferer. Symptoms are cough for more than 3 weeks, cough with phlegm, cough with blood, mild fever, decreased appetite, decreased body weight, fatigue, and night sweats.
Examinations that are done to confirm TB are history, physical examination, and if necessary supporting examinations such as rapid molecular tests, sputum smear tests, and X-rays. Treatment for TB is with anti-tuberculosis drugs (OAT) for 6 months or more depending on the patient's condition.
Has your mother been given medication by a doctor? What drugs are given? Is there OAT? OAT is an antibiotic whose consumption must be strictly as recommended by a doctor, must not be forgotten, must not be double, and must not be stopped using it yourself. When to finish TB treatment will be determined by the doctor based on the results of the evaluation and examination of the patient at the 5th and 6th months of treatment.
We are sorry that you did not mention what drugs were given, we cannot confirm whether the drug is OAT or not. However, if your mother is currently having trouble sleeping, has fever, and decreased appetite, your mother can do the following tips:
Take fever-lowering if necessary Try relaxation Manage stress well Consume food in small portions but more often Make the bedroom atmosphere more comfortable Reduce naps so that at night it's easier to sleep Take a warm bath before bed at night so that the body is more relaxed Drink lots of water white Try to meet daily nutritional needs Get used to throwing phlegm in the bathroom Cover your mouth if you cough or use a mask Ensure good ventilation and room lighting, if necessary, install glass tiles so that sunlight can enter the house Make the house free from cigarette smoke Avoid cold food and drinks and too sweet If the complaint does not improve, I suggest that your mother control again to an internal medicine doctor or pulmonologist so that further tests can be done to confirm your mother's condition. The doctor will provide further treatment according to the results of the examination.
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dr. Devika Y