Overcoming TB In Children Who Are Positive Even Without Symptoms?
Hello, my child is 10 years old, the results of X-rays are not visible u0026amp; High blood sediment rate test results u0026amp; High allergy, then from a positive TB Mantoux injection, but my child had no prior symptoms, only cough, and weight decreased to 29 kg. But now BB has increased to 35 kg ,, I still can’t believe it, please explain … My child can be healthy again … and is that dangerous … is it contagious for his sister etc … thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and can attack various organs of the body, such as lymph nodes, intestines, bones, and brain, although the most often is the lungs. This disease increases the likelihood of contracting it in children, the elderly, people who live in slums, rooms that are not exposed to sunlight and whose air circulation is poor, people who often contact or interact with TB sufferers and people with low immune systems.
In the case of your child, the main symptom of TB is coughing, especially coughing with phlegm with yellow or greenish phlegm. Weight loss can also be found in people with TB. Of course there are a variety of other diseases that have the main symptoms of cough besides TB, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, upper respiratory tract infections, and asthma, but now it is because of the results of investigations or Mantoux tests that your child is positive for TB, the main possibility so that way.
So if you are still in doubt, we suggest checking your child with another lung doctor. This step is called seeking a second opinion or second opinion and this is your right. It's just that if the second lung doctor also concludes the same thing, namely that your child has TB and has to undergo treatment, then you have to do it. But apart from that, experiencing TB is not a death sentence. The majority of people can recover from TB while taking medication routinely, regularly and as directed.
Meanwhile, because it means the diagnosis is uncertain, still think of your child as a TB sufferer to prevent other family members from being infected until otherwise stated by the doctor. Make sure your child does not spit carelessly, open windows and curtains at home to improve circulation and kill TB germs, ask your child to close his mouth and nose when coughing, wear a mask, and also note that TB in children is usually an infection that is contracting from adults . Therefore, find out if there are people with old coughs around because they may also be infected with tuberculosis. So, hopefully answering your question.