How To Deal With Cough In People With Tuberculosis?

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As … my baby has taken 3 months … When I was 2 months old I was hospitalized because my coughing made my face blue. I said the doctor said tuberculosis … more or less week in the hospital. Well now he was attacked again by coughing but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday .. I guess there was nothing else. Then cra overcome it gimna .. Thanks

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The most common location for this infection is the lung, but actually it can also affect almost all organs. About 9% of all TB cases in Indonesia are TB cases in children.


Generally, the diagnosis of TB in children is made on the basis of confirmation of the results of bacteriological examination, TB-specific clinical symptoms, evidence of TB infection, and chest X-ray images that point to TB. TB bacteriological examination in the form of examination of sputum (phlegm). Typical clinical symptoms of TB have the character of staying more than 2 weeks despite being given optimal treatment, with the most common complaints: a long cough (> = 2 weeks), weight loss / no increase in 2 months / failure to thrive, long fever, lethargy, and less active. Evidence of TB infection in the form of a positive tuberculin test or close contact with other people who are ill with TB. Chest radiograph should be assessed by a doctor to support the diagnosis of TB. The doctor will assess the various components of this diagnosis through a scoring system to establish a diagnosis of TB in children.


If the doctor has made a diagnosis of TB, pediatric patients will be given a combination of several antituberculosis drugs that need to be taken for a period of at least 6 months. This drug needs to be taken regularly and requires regular monitoring of health conditions by a doctor. Has your child been given antituberculosis drugs? Has the medicine been taken according to the doctor's instructions? We suggest that you consult with a pediatrician who treats the patient if there is still something that is not yet understood about the patient's condition and treatment plan.


At home, it is recommended to eat a balanced nutritious food, adequate rest, and ensure good air circulation and sunlight at home.


To enrich insights, mothers can read articles about TB in children. Thus information from us. Hopefully get healthy soon. May be useful.

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