Pediatric Tuberculosis

Illustration of Pediatric Tuberculosis
Illustration: Pediatric Tuberculosis

Hello doc, I want to ask my child, 2 years old, having a cold cough 2 weeks ago, u0026amp; there was a fever for 4 days, I brought it to the doctor, a child specialist, I was cured once a week, but now I have a cold, 1 week, is this a symptom of child tuberculosis?

1 Answer:

Hello rama

Thank you for asking

I understand your concern, the cold cough is caused by a virus or bacteria that infects the nose and throat. Cough colds due to viral infections can heal itself within a few days, so it does not need to be treated with antibiotics. What needs to be treated with antibiotics is a cold cough due to a bacterial infection.

Children affected by TBC or tuberculosis are most likely to be infected from their peers, but from adults who suffer from the disease. TBC in children occurs because children inhale the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the air. These bacteria then settle in the lungs and can develop other parts of the body, such as the spine, kidneys, and even the brain.

Symptoms of TB in children include:

A long cough that doesn't heal, usually for more than 3 weeks.
Fever for more than 2 weeks.

Coughing up blood.
Weak body.
Loss of appetite.

Weight does not increase.

Hard to breathe.
Night sweats.
Swollen lymph nodes.
Stunted growth.

so if your child's complaint is not specific for tuberculosis disease, it might just be caused by a virus or bacteria and an allergy that may recur at the beginning is already healed, maybe your child is exposed again by a virus or allergen that causes the complaint to reappear. here your child does not have a fever you can postpone to the doctor for now because there is a corona virus outbreak. You can do several things at home to reduce symptoms including:

avoid alergan children such as dust, smoke and animal dander and pollen
avoid children of adults today
wash your hands when you want to touch the child
You can apply special balm for children smeared on the chest, neck and back to relieve breathing
You can give your child lots of warm water to drink
You can make a warm steam that is placed in the basin mixed with essential oil or eucalyptus oil to relieve breathing and make the room moist using humidifer
keep the house out of the sun

if you have done the above but there is no improvement in the case of severe seamkin, the child has a high fever and shortness, immediately bring the child to the pediatrician to do a direct examination and get the right handler.

stay drumah and do social distancing

Thus the info I can give

hopefully can help you

get well soon for the younger brother, thank you

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