Management Of TB Lymphadenitis In Children?
, my 4thn daughter was convicted of TB lymphadenitis, the lump in her neck is more than one but there is one bigger about 2cm. I’ve seen that lump since she was 4 months old, but every time I check it the doctor says it’s just a gland. just last week there was a doctor who immediately gave me a referral to the Lung hospital. And it turns out positive for TB and 6 months of treatment. My questions are, 1. How is the care of my child at home? For example, do I need to separate the cutlery so that it is not contagious? n2. After 6 months of treatment, can it be completely cured .. ?? n nThank you
Hi Kiky Amalia,
In children with glandular TB or TB lymphadenitis, there are no specific rules in place other than routine treatment.
1. Home care, which is needed is:
Ensuring children are getting adequate nutrition
Ensure that the child takes the medicine regularly every day without a single day left for 9-12 months of treatment
Transmission of glandular TB is not through sharing food equipment or clothing. But through the air from a person who is coughing, if the child has pulmonary TB as the focus of the initial infection in his lungs.
2. With adequate and routine treatment, without any other complications, glandular TB can certainly be completely cured. TB treatment outside pulmonary TB will take at least 9 months. Not 6 months like pulmonary TB.
Thus, hope it can help you.