TB Treatment That Has Not Seen Results?
Hello, I have been exposed to tuberculosis in June 2017 and have been taking TB medicine (red drug u0026amp; yellow) for 6 months, I have recovered since January 2018. But now I still often cough and my body is also not fat (not yet there are changes, even though I eat 4-5 times a day). And I was given the drug Rifampicin and Inha 400 without a prescription / guidance from a doctor, is this drug allowed / dangerous for me to take? Thank you.
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Pulmonary tuberculosis is a lung infection caused by the bacterium Micobacterium tuberculosis. This disease is easily transmitted through an intermediary air from the particles that come out when TB sufferers are coughing, sneezing or talking. Symptoms that are often found are coughs that last more than 2 weeks, mild fever that is often felt, night sweats, weight loss and appetite, weakness and shortness of breath.
Related to your question, a cough after the completion of tuberculosis treatment does not mean that the treatment has failed or has recurred, some possibilities that can occur are post-healing complications that can arise because the lungs are not in a completely good condition after treatment. Symptoms are often found such as coughing and tightness after treatment because lung function decreases due to lung tissue that is not fully normal as usual. After recovering, the bacteria will leave the remaining residual damage / scar tissue that makes lung function decline. But other viral or bacterial infections can also trigger cough complaints, such as bronchitis, allergies, pneumonia, etc.
While weight will gradually increase along with the improvement of tuberculosis infection. Tuberculosis is a chronic infection, so that in the course of the disease can affect the absorption of nutrients in the body and have an impact on one's weight.
A thorough evaluation is needed to determine your condition after 6 months of TB treatment. Follow up at the nearest health center so that the examination can be done. Sputum examination can help identify germs after treatment is complete.
The following recommendations for you include:
Perform a healthy lifestyle
Eat healthy and nutritious foods
Inadequate water needs
Have a high carbohydrate, fat and protein source of food
Eat small but frequent meals (4-6 times a day)
Use a mask to cover the nose and mouth
Improve air circulation at home
Try to get enough sun in the house to avoid TB germs
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol consumption
Regular control to the nearest doctor
So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps