Ways To Ensure The Success Of Pulmonary TB Treatment?

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Hi, r nSy student aged 20 years., I had time to go for TB treatment for 8 months, and thank God I have all the medications (injections), and took all the medicines to the end. But I didn’t have the chance to do the most recent sputum test, and it hasn’t been until now. (Ps. I spent my medicine around January 2018) but all this time, thankfully I have never felt any complaints (fever, cough, shortness of breath) my appetite is good, even though I have exaggerated. I also started exercising regularly. But to be honest I usually still think about it, do I need to go check after a long period of time? Or am I still active and have enough health? R nThanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Fadmuh,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com

TB disease is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This disease can attack various organs of the body such as lungs, skin, glands, bones, digestion, etc. The spread of this disease is through droplets or sputum secreted by people with active TB. This disease is very contagious and chronic, but this disease can be completely cured.

The success of treatment can be 100% if the patient regularly takes the drug as directed and is diligent in seeing the doctor. Usually, after 2 months of taking the drug, the patient will feel that his body has healed even though it is not, the bacteria in the body have only been weakened and have not disappeared. Likewise, when you have taken the complete medication within 8 months, you will also feel that you have recovered because the bacteria have been weakened, but if the bacteria are still there when your body is not fit, the disease can recur.

Therefore, to ensure the success of the treatment, sputum checks will be carried out to see whether these bacteria are still present or not. The sputum examination will usually be done at the end of the second month of treatment, the end of the fifth or final month of treatment. In addition to maintaining a strong body condition so that you have a strong stamina, you should consult a doctor to ensure the success of your treatment by doing a repeat sputum check.

More information you can read https://www.HealthReplies.com/tuberkulosis

thanks. This is the information that can be conveyed, hope it helps.

Regards,

dr. Rizki

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