The Possibility Of Contracting TB After Drinking With A Bottle With A TB Patient?

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house with someone who has just been told by the doctor that he has tuberculosis. I also often drink from his water bottle. Will I get hit too? But there are no signs that I have TB. How do you prevent it from getting infected? and if it turns out that the TB bacteria have infected me, how to recognize the early symptoms.rnBefore when I was 5 years old I had pneumonia too, is it the same as TB? My treatment was up to 9 months because I had been taking medicine for a long time.

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Living at home with TB sufferers is one of the risk factors that allows a person to also contract TB. And instead of worrying about the bottle, actually TB germs have spread in the air around the person and can last for hours before being inhaled by others.

Among the ways to prevent TB is to wear masks both for those who live at home and for TB sufferers themselves, and it would be better if the masks used were not ordinary masks but N95 type masks. In addition to receiving the BCG vaccine, also treat patients affected by tuberculosis as soon as possible.

Among the symptoms of TB to watch out for are coughing for more than 2 weeks to months for no apparent reason, coughing up blood, no appetite, weight loss, chest pain when breathing or coughing, night sweats, as well as fever and chills.

Also in your case, there is a possibility that you have had TB before when you were 5 years old. This is because in addition to tuberculosis, there are rarely or even no lung diseases that take up to months of treatment except for cancer. However, our advice to avoid misunderstandings, if you are worried about your health condition, consult an internal medicine specialist or a pulmonary specialist. Your doctor will perform an X-ray and sputum examination to confirm your diagnosis.

Besides that, it's good to add insight, you also read our following articles about:

Tuberculosis TB Transmission Process Beware of Glandular TB

So, hopefully useful.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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