Take Other Medicines While On TB?
Malem .. I want to ask my husband When the MCU from the office said he was exposed to tuberculosis but when checking sputum negative results of blood tests were negative only when CT Scan in his lung there was a little white spot .. My husband also never destroyed any complaints or pain … can it get into the category of tuberculosis? Well, I have followed the doctor’s recommendation to take vit B6 and OAT medicine which is red … thank God, it was the first month when my husband’s pound of kiloan rose so that the dose was raised but entering the third month, my husband often complained of heartburn whether he could consume stomach ulcers ?? nThank you n
Thank you for the question.
Tuberculosis is a contagious infectious disease caused by Micobacterium tuberculosis. Transmission through the air that contains TB germs from people who have TB disease. People who are exposed to TB germs may not immediately cause symptoms such as prolonged coughing, coughing up blood, weight loss, night sweats, etc., but symptoms can occur quickly in people with:
Weak immunity as in HIV / AIDS patients, diabetes, or people undergoing chemotherapy
Malnutrition or malnutrition.
Frequent contact with people with active TB, for example medical workers or families of sufferers.
To diagnose someone suffering from TB or not, a thorough interview and physical examination must be carried out, as well as several supporting examinations such as sputum examination and chest X-ray. Although the results of sputum examination are negative, but on the consideration of the doctor after conducting interviews and thorough examinations, a person can still be said to suffer from tuberculosis and receive Anti-Tuberculosis Medication (OAT) treatment.
The dose of TB treatment with OAT is calculated based on body weight, if the body weight goes up, the dose must be adjusted to get the maximum therapeutic effect. Side effects of the use of OAT can include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, facial and yellow body, tingling, reddish spots, joint pain, redness of urine, and others. If there are complaints or other complaints that are felt to be burdensome and disturbing you should immediately consult a doctor, the doctor will assess whether the drugs consumed should be stopped, replaced, or need to add another drug.
May be useful.