Signs That Someone Has Recovered From Tuberculosis?
I am a TB patient. After 2 months of the intensive phase, I checked the sputum and repeated X-rays, the result was BTA (-) but there was no improvement in the X-ray. That’s why the doctor added 1 more month to the intensive phase with red medicine. At the end of the 5th month the power came back and was ordered to check sputum and x-ray again. And the results of the sputum check said “Mtb detected very low, RIf recistense not detected” and the X-ray results show However, the doctor advised me to increase the treatment period for another 3 months. At the end of the 9th month I went back to check the sputum and took another X-ray. The results of blood tests and X-rays showed significant improvement, but in my sputum sample there was no sputum, only there was It’s just saliva because even though I forced it to come out only saliva. Then the doctor, what if I’m still coughing, shortness of breath and sweating at night, I answered that I have no complaints. Clinically, I’m not coughing, shortness of breath, sweating, and weight loss also increased. Then the doctor said I was cured of TB. Was my doctor’s action correct?
From the information you conveyed, the treatment that has been carried out and given shows the TB treatment process with the results of the sputum examination and x-ray evaluation.
In general, TB treatment lasts until the end of 6 months, but if the results of the examination show clinical changes that are not in line with the target (the results of BTA are still present, and the X-ray results are still infiltrated) then the treatment period can be extended to 9 months or 12 months. month.
So what has been planned and done by your doctor is in accordance with the TB treatment procedure.
The thing to remember is to prevent the risk of recurrent TB infection. Some of the factors that cause recurrent TB infection are:
1. is still a family member who has a long cough and has not received treatment
2. Are there friends or neighbors who often come into contact with you and have a long cough?
3. Humid home environment and lack of ventilation and sunlight entering
4. lack of rest or sleep late at night
5. The environment around the house is dense with poor environmental cleanliness
Therefore, take care of your physical condition and do regular exercise to increase your endurance.
That's the information we can convey, also read TBC.