The Cause Of Cough Has Not Disappeared In Patients With Pulmonary TB?
my husband was sentenced to active duplex and had been treated for 1 month but why did the cough still not disappear ?? In fact, until the chest pain ??
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Pulmonary tuberculosis infection basically requires treatment for at least 6 months to kill all the tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs. This 6 month treatment consists of 2 months intensive phase (treatment with 4 types of antibiotics) and 4 months advanced phase (treatment with 2 types of antibiotics). Usually the symptoms of tuberculosis will improve a few weeks after taking the drug (usually 2 weeks), but a cough that persists after 1 month of treatment also does not indicate that treatment is unsuccessful. Persistent cough after 1 month of treatment is also not a rare condition. Your doctor will recommend a repeat examination (sputum examination and chest X-ray) at the end of the intensive phase of your treatment (at the end of the 2nd month).
For the time being, you should continue your medication according to your doctor's instructions. The success or failure of treatment will be determined from the re-examination at the end of the second month and at the end of the 6th month of your treatment. Make sure you take your medication regularly and not intermittently. If the cough really interferes with your activities, you can consult your doctor again. Your doctor can re-evaluate (the presence or absence of other causes of coughing, such as infections in the upper respiratory tract, non-tuberculosis, allergies, side effects of medications, etc.) and the doctor can also help provide symptomatic drugs such as cough suppressants.
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