Handling Of TB Glands?
Good morning, my doctor said that I have TB gland disease, I have already been treated in the fifth month, but my neck lump is still enlarged, not flat. Which steps should I take? Thank you
Hello Ayu, thank you for asking.
TB is a complete chronic disease, and is caused by tuberculosis bacteria. That is, this disease can affect almost all body systems, including the lymph node system. The treatment regimen will be the same as pulmonary TB. The regimen is adjusted for the type of TB, i.e. active TB or latent TB. In addition it is also adapted to the case, whether a new case, a repeat case, a drug dropout case, or a drug resistant case. The duration of treatment is the same as pulmonary TB, which is between 6-9 months, and sometimes in some cases can be continued for up to 12 months.
The decision to continue treatment is in the hands of the treating doctor. During the treatment period, the doctor will monitor the progress of the disease. If there has been no change, the doctor may extend the treatment period. Another possibility is that TB might be included as drug resistant TB. However, the diagnosis can only be made based on physical examination and supporting examination.
At this time you should still take medicine without breaking up. You can also help boost immunity by increasing your intake of nutrients, increasing protein, vegetables and fruit. Improve ventilation and solar radiation at home. Use a mask when driving.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully can help. Regards.