Recurrent Tuberculosis?

Good afternoon doctor … I am a relapsed tuberculosis patient and have been undergoing oat treatment for 9 months but I have not experienced a better health change … what I want to ask about relapse is what is said about mb? I am still in control now .. .thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Ariesyogi,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Most often, these microorganisms enter and infect the lungs. However, TB can also attack other organs, for example lymph nodes, intestines, spine, brain, and so on.

Handling of pulmonary TB is often done by giving OAT (anti-TB drugs), which is a combination of antibiotics and supplements that are useful in eradicating the microorganisms that cause TB. Some other types of treatment can also be given by doctors according to complaints that arise. If there are no other complications, the patient's symptoms will often improve from the first 2 months of treatment (after going through an intensive phase).

Regarding your condition, the improvement in TB symptoms can reflect several things, namely:

MDR TB (drug resistant TB), i.e. where microorganisms that cause TB are not successfully destroyed with ordinary OAT, often occur due to improper treatment (eg frequent forgetfulness), weak immune system (for example due to HIV or malnutrition), or contact close to other MDR TB patients TB relapse (TB recurrence), which is where recurrent TB infection occurs after the first TB is successfully cured, often due to TB risk factors that are not treated properly Other diseases besides TB (but have TB-like symptoms), for example bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc. Your condition should be consulted directly to a doctor or pulmonary specialist to have a more comprehensive examination, including for example sputum testing, blood tests, x-rays, and so on. That way, of course the doctor can give you the best treatment according to the conditions that underlie your complaints.

In order for TB to heal faster, in addition to regular treatment, you should also balance with:

Eat a variety of nutritious, high-calorie and protein-rich foods Don't smoke Drink enough Get plenty of rest Improve ventilation and lighting in your neighborhood and workplace Use masks Also ask people around you to wear masks Increase exercise Do not carelessly take medication without a prescription directly from your doctor Hope this helps ...

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