The Possibility Of TB In Children Is Totally Clean?

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Asalamualaikum … good afternoon, doc I want to ask my son yesterday aged 2 years he got TB, just finished the treatment today … I want to ask if after the treatment … can it completely disappear or if there is an impact in the future … because dr said if it has been hit by TB it won’t be clean, I’m so restless

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Hi Rierie,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

TB (tuberculosis) occurs as a result of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This infection most often attacks the lungs, although it does not rule out other organ systems as well. In children, the symptoms of TB infection are often atypical. As a result, diagnosis is often made only after the infection is severe enough to cause growth problems (usually in the form of a baby who has difficulty gaining weight). In addition, TB infection in children is usually characterized by prolonged low-grade fever, frequent sweating, decreased appetite, cough that doesn't go away, swelling of the bones and joints, or also swollen lymph nodes (usually around the neck or armpits). However, suspicion of TB is usually most significant in children who have close contact with adults who have TB.

Treatment of TB in children is adjusted to various factors, including infected organs, old or new cases, and as other factors. This treatment is generally carried out for at least 6 months. After treatment, the doctor will generally advise the child to re-control so that the progress of therapy can be evaluated. Improvement of the condition can be assessed through a physical examination, X-rays, and several other supporting tests.

If your child has been declared cured by the doctor, then there really is nothing you need to worry about. Indeed, often, after recovering from TB, the infiltrates in the lungs can still be detected on x-rays. This condition is probably what doctors mean by "scars of TB that don't go away completely". However, if there are no signs of active inflammation, this condition is not dangerous and generally does not lead to complaints.

It is better if, to answer your concerns, take your child for control regarding TB treatment that he has been undergoing to the doctor. If the doctor says your child is cured, then your job now is to keep your child away from the risk factors that could make him re-infected with TB ( TB relapses). Here are some steps that should be taken:

Improve ventilation and environmental sanitation. If an adult has frequent contact with children and has symptoms similar to TB, get him checked so he can get treatment Keep your child's nutritional adequacy by giving him healthy and nutritious food so that his resistance is good Keep children away from cigarette smoke, pollution, dust , and other allergens. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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