The Advanced Stage In Tuberculosis Treatment?
Hello, I am a TBB patient. After two months of intensive treatment, I moved to follow-up treatment, which is now experiencing frequent sputum mixed with blood, even though I always take medicine regularly, I once asked the puskesmas nurses they could not explain, what should I do with this incident, because every week, there are patches, and make me worry,
Hello Ibnu, thank you for asking.
Have you consulted this with the treating doctor? TB treatment consists of two stages, namely the intensive phase for 2 months, then enter the advanced stage. Total TB treatment for a minimum of 6 months and the drug must be consumed on schedule. The TB treatment regimen is certainly different depending on what type of TB someone has.
After completing the intensive phase, the doctor will generally assess the progress of the disease. The development of the disease can be assessed through symptoms, sputum bacteria, blood samples, or radiological examinations. You should consult directly with your doctor. If the doctor suspects that there is no improvement in your disease, the doctor may need to do an examination such as a CT scan. If necessary, the doctor will refer to a more complete lung disease center. If indeed your disease does not improve, then your doctor may have to change or change the dosage of your medication regimen. While this remains the consumption of drugs on schedule. Use a mask while you are still coughing. Wash your hands often.
Thus short information from me, hopefully enough help. Regards.