Medicine for tuberculosis

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144586 tn?1284666164 In 1903 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for discovering that untraviolet light could kill mtb bacteria. A major development in hospitals was the invention on linoleum, which provided a smooth surface that could be washed and disinfected. Then there was the introduction of hospital whites. Nurses and physicians wore white cotton clothing because it could be decontaminated against tuberculosis. Colored clothing cannot (or at least by normal washing).
1807132 tn?1318743597 It also sounds like she will have to be on medicine for at least a year same as TB. Good news is she did stop coughing so that is improvement but she still complains of being not just tired now but super weak. Not great news but at least it isn't TB.
Avatar f tn Is it common for a chest ray to be the main source of diagnosis for tuberculosis. In 2006 my husband was treated for tb because of this x ray only. Skin and Sputum test were negative. What is usually the reason for this. He tested negative for hiv, and I know that can be a reason some times. Other than the tuberculosis he had treatment and he fine.
Avatar m tn i have suffered pulmonary tuberculosis last 2006....i have taken medicines for 6 months two times now...but after ive taken my x ray....the finding is fibrosis on left upper lung...is there a possibility that this fibrosis will be treated or be gone permanently? thank you..
Avatar m tn They just examined my cough, x-ray and advised me to take medicine for Tuberculosis(TB). I have been taking medicine every day for a month but I am getting weaker and blood amount on cough is increasing. I don't like to eat food, my face is turned blackish and i am such a weak that it is hard to walk. I would be happy if you suggest me the best way to do now.
Avatar m tn Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It has an increased predilection for the apical portion of the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease. But it can be treated completely. Just ensure to see that he completes his full course of therapy. Regards.
Avatar n tn My wife had tuberculosis when she was 24, and took some type of medication for 2 years. She was "cured" but the doctor told her she would have problems when she was older from scar tissue on her lung[s?]. She has had increasing problems from fatigue, difficulty breathing, etc. as she has gotten older [now 68]. Her internist has tried asthma medications, etc., but nothing has really helped. She is also taking medication for high blood pressure.
Avatar n tn Now i am started taking medicine fot TB. my doubt isafter compleating anti tuberculosis medicine these glands will go off!!! I am a Hypothyroid patient... If any one have any comment on this PLEASE ...
Avatar f tn A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind, which you have gone for. You will have to wait for the results. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn It's been almost three months I am being treated for tuberculosis, I have been taking antibiotics medicine, 4 pills everyday. Sometimes when deep breathing I can smell something strange, or when I am in bed for long time. The smell comes from inside the lung, it last for seconds. Is this the medicine I am smelling?
Avatar f tn I did not have cough for a long time, no fever, nor sweating, and even gained weight. So, I asked for another opinion and based on my second chest pa, i had suspicious densities (which was the same as my first chest pa) however, in my second apicolordotic x-ray, the result revealed that I have clear lung spices. The doctor still advised me to continue medication since I did not have any history of PTB treatment. Why is that so?
Avatar m tn Hi everybody there, i have been diagonised with intrathoracic lymph nodes tuberculosis with no symptoms.The lypmhadenopathy was seen after flourography in 2009 i ran all tests for tuberculosis and were negative again this year the lymphadenopathy was still there, and the following tests came positive for tuberculosis : mantoux test & lung biopsy through bronchoscopy urine,blood & sputum came clean,still upto now no symptoms but i have started TB's treatment almost a month now.
Avatar f tn No. Tuberculosis, MTB or TB (short for tubercle bacillus) is a common and in some cases deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans.[1] Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active MTB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit their saliva through the air.
Avatar m tn Hi, the caries and collapse might be due to TB spine or Pott's disease, which is also known as Pott’s caries, David's disease, and Pott's curvature, is a medical condition of the spine. Individuals suffering from Pott's disease typically experience back pain, night sweats, fever, weight loss, and anorexia. They may also develop a spinal mass, which results in tingling, numbness, or a general feeling of weakness in the leg muscles.
Avatar m tn About more than 13 years ,spine doctor started Tuberculosis treatment after seeing spine-lower part, but I did not started treatment, does this is normal that during this period TB has been settled or spread to other organs. 5-6 month back CT shows lung nodule size 5mm, catching infections frequently. Now doctor ask for chest XRAY, Please guide that this is possible that I develop TB signs slow and slow during this period. Today X ray was done.
Avatar f tn He came running over to me with his hair and face wet complaining that a guy spit on him. I looked like mad for this person, but to no avail. Anyway, the next morning my son was sick and threw up once. By the evening he seemed better, but within a few days was developing a cough. This cough would last about 6 weeks producing tons of thick mucus, especially at night. It slowly went away, albeit never completely. This past week he is begining to cough more. We took him to the Dr.
Avatar m tn my father is suffering from PULMONARY TB it is detected in march 15 then he continued with medicines (he had taken forecox and combutal for 3 months) up to june and then he is followed with r-cinex from july to december. still he is continuing .he has no cough all the time since he started using medicines,.whether he should stop r cinex tablet or he must continue ??? course is continuing since 10months .will tb again affects in future?
Avatar m tn What do you think that sleep apnea is barrier for growth hormone replacement therapy? yes taking synthroid, hypertension medicine CANDESARTAN and Metformin for diabetic, few days back started chlostrol medicine also.
900518 tn?1242060281 s spine also she is diabetic for 6 -7 yrs. 3 yrs back she was diagnosed for pleural effusion(water in lungs) which was drained n she was put on AKT-3 for 9 mnths. she got well after dat. then in feb 2008 she was diagnosed wid a rib fracture n was on complete bed rest for a period of 1 mnth. then in aug 2008 she was diagnosed for lymphnotes TB(she had developed swelled regions near chest n behind right ear) n so she was put on DOTS(a govt of India undertaking) from sept2008 to feb2009.
Avatar m tn A sputum test done 3x is the standard test for tuberculosis. A prophylactic TB medication may be recommended since dry cough, fever at night, and weight loss are main symptoms of this disease. However, exposure and positive findings on the chest xray, sputum tests must be present. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Im having cough from the chest and there is no plem and its almost 2 weeks (i dont know why). First when i am forcing to cough, i had a blood on my mucus. and sometimes its kinda brown. but when i try to drink lot of water this time the bleeding stops. Im using Ambroxol for about 4 days and i've seen little plem probably i skip using it for one day (i ran out of medicine). but i continue it now. thats the only symptoms i have. i dont have chest pain. i dont even encoutering any weight loss.
Avatar m tn His diagnosis was it is a type of tuberculosis that affects eyes.but his chest x ray came without any problems.Could you please explain to me what might be the problem.below I am sending the blood test result as attatchment.He is a 21 year old tall and slim guy.He some times get some skin rashes and other than that he doesn't have any health problems.should he start the tuberculosis treatment?
Avatar f tn Today I was out with a friend. After that she told me that her family member is in hospital as he has tuberculosis. But I don't know what kind of tb it is. I am quite paranoid about this as afraid they as the family members stay together but they didn't test also. Is there any risk involved? She did cough once when I was standing in front of her.