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Calcium Phos Tb Medication
I hav bone pain most of the nights n fever can't sleep, also loss of appetite. I'm also once positive to TB hand test i take medicine for iron, calcium?
See a doctor ASAP: Preferably an infectious diseases expert. If you were ppd+ you have at least inactive tuberculosis, but if you are having persistent fevers you need to be evaluated to be certain this has not reactivated. Please go see somebody very soon and hope everything works out well. My best wishes. ...Read more
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
No major interaction: but you don't say which TB medicines you are talking about (there are many of them). Smoking does enhance the metabolism of certain drugs, but am not aware that this is the case with at least the commonly prescribed anti-Tb drugs like isoniazid and rifampin. Your doctor or pharmacist are your best advisers in this. Smoking, in general, is NOT good for your lungs which may already be damaged. ...Read more
Treating TB: It's NOT a good idea to skip any of your tuberculosis (TB) medication, because this disease could come back with a vengeance. In other words, the germs could become resistant and even harder to treat. That means more toxic drugs could be needed if you want to survive. TB kills more than a million people around the world every year. It's bad news! Talk to an ID doc if you're having trouble. ...Read more
New pain?: Does it hurt when you breathe? Both sides or one? Shortness of breath? If it is new, hurts when you breath, on one side or you have shortness of breath, let your doctor know. ...Read more
What side effects are caused by TB medication? Normally how long they remain? And how to shorten these effects?
TB: That depends upon which meds you are taking and this is too complex to be discussed here. Go online with a list of your meds and using a search engine look up each drug. There are numerous side-effects with each. One common medication is isoniazide (inh) and this requires checking liver enzymes regularly. ...Read more
If you tested negative for TB but were then exposed to active TB do you have to take the medication inh to protect?
Yes: If you're a close contact of someone who has active tb, then inh is recommended, regardless of your skin test results. ...Read more
I tested positive for TB when i was 10 years old. I took medications but did not complete them. Now, almost 20 yrs later. At age 10, i tested positive for tb. Now, almost 20 yrs later, I have had recurring symptoms. Could they be related? Should i contact
Well.. : Well.. You have a lot of non specific symptoms. Mycobacterium TB have a potential to re activate at any point in life even if properly treated upon diagnosis. Now you did not complete the course of treatment which puts you at risk of re activation tb. Question for you is if you had active TB or latent tb. If you had active TB you would have received 4 drug treatment but if you were a latent TB case you would have been treated with one drug for 9 months. In either case if you have any doubts of reactivation of TB you should see a pulmonologist or an infectious disease specialist to look in to your case. They may need a skin test ( also called PPD skin test) , 2 view chest x ray ( as most active TB starts in lung) and blood test including but not limited to complete blood count or cbc. Immunosuppression is a risk factor for re activation of latent tb. If you have recurrent infections you should look into checking your immune system. Although i must say that your symptoms are very nonspecific and a lot of other conditions besides TB can cause those. ...Read more
It is up to you..: If you are physically and mentally well to have the desire for self-pleasure, why not. This should not affect you taking TB medications. If you are too ill from the TB and/or the medications and not feeling up to it, then hold off until you feel like doing so. No right or wrong here. Make sure you follow doc's advice on taking your TB meds and keep follow-up. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmother aged 76 was diagnosed with MDR TB recently and was given some medication, and on her very first day of medication she fall very sick?
Drug toxicity: Unfortunately, MDR TB is a difficult condition to manage and requires toxic medications to be given. Adjusting dose may be helpful. It may be helpful to take anti nausea medicine if nausea is the main issue. She should be seen by a medical professional and have labs done. ...Read more
Possibly : Surgical indications for vertebral/spinal TB infection (pott's disease) includes: progressive neurologic deficit, severe kyphosis, progression of kyphotic deformity especially with spinal cord compression leading to neurologic deficit, instability despite adequate medical treatment, pain related to spinal instability. Surgery is also recommended for abscess, especially cold abscesses of tb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on some sort of medication for TB when i had mantoux test when i was young and i'm scared my blood result will say something negative. Help?
Get a cxr: Get a chest xray. This will eliminate your concerns for active TB if you don't have it. ...Read more
Someone told me she has latent TB&takes medication for 8 months.Is it normal?I thought latent TB patients take medication for 3-6 months?Active TB?
I'm a carrier of TB i took medication for it should I tell my sons doctor if so what will they do to him?
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more