The Effect Of Not Taking TB Medicine For A Week And Feeling Healed?
Good night. R nI want to ask, my uncle has TB glands and has been taking 4 kinds of antibiotics regularly for 4 months. But when he entered the 5th month he did not drink anymore because he felt healed, even though he had never controlled before. So it’s already been 1 week he did not take medication anymore, then this is forced to connect drugs again, approximately the drugs taken are still 4 kinds or 2 kinds of it huh? What are the 2 types? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. TB or tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and can attack any part of the body such as the lungs, lymph nodes, intestine, breast, brain and bones, although the majority of those attacked are the lungs. There are various factors that increase a person's risk of contracting TB, such as children and the elderly, being in a slum environment, a residence that does not have air circulation and sunlight that enters the house, has low endurance as in people with HIV, and often interact with TB sufferers.
After going through several examinations such as x-rays, blood tests, sputum tests and Mantoux tests, a person can be diagnosed with tuberculosis and required to take the drug regularly for at least 6 months. What happens to your uncle, is actually one of the fatal things that contribute to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis bacteria throughout the world. Actually not only in tuberculosis, for each use of any antibiotics, antibiotics must be taken as directed by the doctor, it should not be added or subtracted by itself even though the complaints are still there or have disappeared, because it can make the remaining bacteria 'learn' the nature of these antibiotics and become stronger, more immune, making it more difficult - even incurable with existing antibiotics.
In people with TB, this is more often found because of the long duration of therapy to reach 12 months. The patient often feels bored, feels healed, and stops taking medication even though there are still bacteria in his body, only does not produce symptoms. This condition has its own term called MDR TB or Multi-Drug Resistance or drug-resistant TB germs. This condition is not only detrimental to the person directly, but also those closest to him and other people he may not know because they can also be infected with TB germs that have been resistant.
So in the case of your uncle, we suggest he should immediately be taken to a pulmonary doctor to get further treatment. TB drugs might still not be a problem if you miss a day. But have begun to be reconsidered if treatment occurs two days in a row, let alone 4 weeks. Therefore, consult a pulmonary doctor, and don't add or subtract your own medication, don't connect and decide on your own medication, regardless of any information you get from other than a lung doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.