Overcoming A Cough That Doesn’t Heal For 2 Weeks?
Last night my father went to the clinic because he had a cough that didn’t go away for about 2 weeks and got a letter like a doctor’s letter with a diagnosis of susp. TB relapsed lung dd / sopt + ppok, so how about that? is it bad? After all, I have to check the sputum first, right? thank you
From the information you convey, you need to make sure that the doctor's letter you read contains a letter for whom or for what. If the doctor is writing a diagnosis, it may be an introduction to blood tests, sputum tests, or radiology, and it may also be a referral letter to a pulmonologist.
In addition, from the written diagnosis, the doctor who examined your parents still suspects TB re-infection so that the doctor has not confirmed the diagnosis of TB. In addition, your father also has a history of TB infection that he has had before, so the current complaint can be caused by an old TB infection that has recurred.
Recurrence of past TB infection may be caused by several things, such as infection from active TB patients around your father, infection from the surrounding environment.
Thus, you should ask your parents about the plans of the doctor who treated your father, in addition, you can also accompany your father in control and discuss directly with the doctor who treated your father.
This will help continue the plans of the doctor treating your father for his examination, diagnosis and treatment.
A sputum check is also done to help determine the TB germs in the patient's breath, and this can also be arranged by your father's doctor. Or an X-ray can also be done to evaluate your father's pulmonary system.
That is the information we can convey, read also the relapsed TB treatment.