Is Tuberculosis Transmitted Through Toiletries That Are Used Together?
At night I want to ask, my mother is currently coughing “due to lung pain “, in the afternoon when I was taking a shower GK intentionally made a toothbrush for my mother, because of her toothbrush brush, I forgot I could be knocked, what was the contagious infection, I also now So it’s saliva coming out because I’m afraid of being infected.
Hello Pajar, thank you for the question.
Lung pain that is known in the community usually refers to lung infection caused by TB germs and requires taking medication regularly for at least 6 months. TB is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, rod-shaped, and resistant to acid staining. Symptoms that appear usually cough more than 2 weeks, coughing up blood, weight loss, fever, night sweats, and others. These germs can attack the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and other organs. These germs are transmitted through air or droplets, not transmitted through bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, and others. In addition, someone who is exposed to TB germs will not directly cause the person to get TB disease, but depends on several factors, one of which is the immune system, if the immune system is good, TB germs will not develop. Some other factors that increase the risk of TB transmission include:
Malnutrition or malnutrition. Weak immune systems, such as people with HIV / AIDS, diabetes, undergoing chemotherapy, and taking smoking-suppressing immune system drugs. Drug abuse or drug abuse Frequent contact with people with active TB, for example medical workers or families of sufferers. If you have one of the risk factors above, for example having a close relative who has pulmonary TB, it is better if a family living in one house is also examined by a doctor or a health care center. The doctor will conduct a direct examination and additional examinations if needed, provide education, to provide therapy or preventive treatment to prevent contracting TB germs. Because tuberculosis is a contagious disease, in patients with suspicion of pulmonary TB, it should always use a mask, improve air circulation, adjust the room to get enough sunlight, eat healthy and nutritious food, meet adequate fluid needs, adequate rest, collect sputum containing TB germs in a container then buried so that the risk of transmission to
others can be reduced.
Thus, hopefully it helps.