How Do I Give Pulmonary And Breastfeeding Drugs To Babies 1 Year?

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Sorry I want to ask, my child got pulmonary TB. The doctor’s prescription is given a medicine after waking up (1 hour before eating). While my child is still 1 year and 5 months old, sometimes when I wake up I always love him, so he can sleep again. Minimal breastfeeding until he takes the medicine for hours. Thank you

1 Answer:

Tuberculosis or TB disease is a disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These germs can spread through the air from sputum splashes or saliva of patients (but for the case of pediatric TB, children cannot cause the spread of TB germs, because the cough reflex in children is not perfect). People who are in close contact with TB sufferers, living in homes or crowded environments with poor ventilation and sun exposure, and low endurance (eg children) have a risk of contracting TB disease.


You do not need to worry because there is currently treatment for TB. As long as the medication is taken as directed and patient compliance is maintained, the majority of TB cases can be completely cured. However, this TB treatment does require extra patience and patience because it takes a long time to take medication (6 months or even more in some cases).


For cases of TB in children, the symptoms experienced by children differ from adults. Cough is not the main symptom as in adult TB cases, but there is a self-assessment to establish a diagnosis of pediatric TB, such as:

History of contact with active or suspected TB sufferers
Tuberculosis test on positive skin (Mantoux / tuberculin test)
Child's weight is difficult to rise
Fever without other reasons
Cough
Enlarged lymph nodes (eg in the neck, behind the ears, etc.)
Swelling of bones / joints
Chest radiograph showing TB infection

Treatment in children is not exactly the same as adults. There are TB drugs that are not given to children. However, for how to drink it more or less the same. TB drugs taken daily (in the intensive phase) are tried at the same time. This drug is more optimal if taken on an empty stomach, which can be given 1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating / drinking milk. Thus, the best distance for your child to take medicine is about 2 hours after being given milk.


In addition to taking drugs regularly, you can also:

giving TB drugs regularly according to doctor's advice to minimize the incidence of germs that are resistant to TB drugs
continue to monitor your child's condition and watch for weight gain,
give milk and foods that are high in protein and other nutrients,
pay attention to the side effects of TB drugs that may arise, such as yellow, abnormalities in the skin, and so forth. If there are side effects that occur, consult your child immediately to the doctor.
routine control to a pediatrician to find out the child's condition
prevent children from exposure to cigarette smoke or air pollution

So, hopefully it helps and hopefully your child gets better soon. Always healthy.

Regards,


dr. Sheryl Serelia.

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