Solution To Overcome TB Drug Withdrawal?
I have a TB problem and I have entered the 8th month, before I stopped taking medicine for a week at the end of the 7th month. Do I have to take medication again from the beginning, starting from 0 again? Has the disease become immune? 3 days I am behind my ears n my neck is swollen left and right and there is a small lump, isn’t it a gland tb?
Hello Nunuri, Thank you for the question.
Tuberculosis (TB / TB) is a bacterial infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that can occur in the lungs (pulmonary TB) or organs outside the lungs (extra-pulmonary TB). Pulmonary TB is a type of TB that is more common because its transmission is easier to occur, namely by inhalation of splashes of coughing or sneezing from patients. This disease is still one of the health problems in Indonesia.
Patients who are proven to have TB will be treated with antituberculosis drugs (OAT) for at least 6 months, depending on the condition of each patient. OAT consists of several antibiotic combinations, namely rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, and streptomycin. OAT should be consumed without interruption in accordance with doctor's advice in order to remain effective in dealing with these bacteria. A person is categorized as a drug withdrawal if he does not take OAT for 2 months or more. If you don't take the medicine for 1 week, in general you can continue your treatment. However, if you do not take the medicine for 1 week, you are still advised to re-consult your lung specialist first. In addition to taking medication regularly, it is recommended that you regularly check with your doctor with the aim of monitoring the side effects of the drug and monitoring the effect of the drug on your recovery. Make sure you know how long you have to consume OAT with your lung specialist.
Lumps in the ear and neck may be caused by swollen lymph nodes which are generally caused by infections such as colds, colds, sore throat, tonsillitis, or ear infections. In addition, these lumps can also be caused by abscesses, sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, glandular TB, or lymphomas. Please monitor the size of the lump and other symptoms that you are experiencing. If these lumps get bigger or if there are complaints of high fever, pain in the lump, weight loss, please consult your doctor immediately for further examination and treatment.
Hopefully this information is useful.