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how can you treat tuberculosis if i have?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
TB treatment: First you need a diagnosis so you need to see a doctor immediately. Mask to prevent spread. A TB culture will be obtained. Most start 4 antitb medications until its know to which medicines the infection is susceptible (takes about 1mo). Then decrease to the fewest number of medicines possible based on the culture tests & based on your disease burden & your treatmt response. Most cured in 6mo.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
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