Overcoming Coughing In Glandular TB Sufferers?
Good afternoon, I am a patient with suspected Glandular TB, last month I had Coli Tumor Surgery and the lab results showed an Advanced TB Suspect in the removed tissue. The chest X-ray showed active pulmonary TB because there was a slight white spot on my x-ray, but before I did an X-ray I did not experienced a cough even in this one year I did not experience a prolonged cough, because of the results I was given TB medicine for consumption for 9 months, when given medication I was told to sputum test, but because I did not cough so I did not have phlegm to be tested.
Hello EndangRadyon, Thank you for the question.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the body that most occurs in the lungs (pulmonary TB). This infection can also occur outside the lungs (extra-pulmonary TB). Symptoms of pulmonary TB that can occur are coughs that occur for 3 weeks or more, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, night sweats, decreased appetite, weight loss, easy fatigue. To diagnose pulmonary TB there are several tests that can be done such as sputum examination, blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, or Mantoux tests. If you cannot do sputum testing, your doctor can usually perform inhalation therapy using saline to stimulate sputum production. However, if you are already taking TB drugs, then sputum testing is no longer needed. The doctor will re-evaluate your recovery based on an X-ray that you have taken.
Patients who experience TB will be given anti-tuberculosis (OAT) drugs for 6-9 months in the form of a combination of several antibiotics namely rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazynamide, ethambutol, and streptomycin. The patient's condition will generally improve after consuming OAT for 2 weeks and the patient will no longer transmit the disease after these 2 weeks. OAT has a number of side effects in the form of nausea, vomiting, orange urine, jaundice, fever, joint pain, and itching of the skin. If you experience side effects that are very annoying, please return to your doctor who treats you. Do not stop treatment without doctor's advice.
If you experience an annoying cough, you may use cough medicines that are sold over-the-counter at the pharmacy. If it does not improve, please consult with your treating doctor. Please continue to consume OAT according to doctor's advice. Do not forget to check with your doctor according to the doctor's recommended examination schedule.
Hopefully this information is useful.