The Fingers Often Feel Stiff And Numb When TB Treatment?
Good afternoon doctor, I have already been treated for 4 months, this is the first time I have felt a spasm and the index finger and thumb are numb. Why is that, doctor? Thanks
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Need to be clarified, what kind of seizure do you mean? Have you never experienced this seizure and numbness before?
Pulmonary TB occurs when Mycobacterium tuberculosis enters and infects the lungs. Symptoms that appear are often in the form of coughs that don't heal, accompanied by other complaints, such as mild fever, excessive sweating, chest pain, weight loss drastically, decreased appetite, weakness, and so on. This condition is often cured with appropriate treatment. According to much literature, after going through the phase of intensive treatment (first 2 months), the majority of TB sufferers have significantly improved their clinical symptoms. Even so, in some cases, there can also be chronic pulmonary TB or drug resistant TB that requires further treatment.
The spasms and numbness in your fingers that you feel are not a common symptom found in people with pulmonary TB. However, if you are currently undergoing TB treatment (anti-TB drugs, OAT), then it is very likely that your current complaint is related to the side effects of the drug you are taking. It could also be that seizures and numbness occur due to nerve disorders (for example nerve nerve, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy), vitamin deficiency or neurotropic minerals, heavy metal poisoning, metabolic disorders, and so on.
Try to see yourself directly to a doctor or neurologist so that your complaints can be evaluated and treated further. Some types of tests, such as laboratories, x-rays, CT scans, brain records, etc. may also be recommended by your doctor if necessary.
Meanwhile, regularly undergo TB treatment as advised by your doctor. Overcome numbness in your fingers with warm water compresses, diligent exercise (including finger exercises), and eat healthy and nutritious foods, many also contain vitamin B complex. Avoid smoking or alcohol consumption. Do not forget, do not carelessly consume drugs, except for prescriptions from doctors.
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