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Medicine For Latent Tuberculosis
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
See below: Treatment for latent TB is given if PPD is 5mm positive and if HIV positive, recent contact with TB case, fibrotic changes on cxr or immunosuppressed patients. If PPD is 10mm positive recent immigrants from high incidence countries, IV drug abusers, high risk settings-jails, snf's and children would be treated. If PPD is 15mm positive all persons would be treated. ...Read more
Tb test: If you worry about tuberculosis, you should wee your doctor who will test you with a Mantoux test. If it is negative, chances are that you don't have it. If it is positive, then the doctor will explain to you what it means and what to do next. ...Read more
Latent tuberculosis: Latent Tuberculosis = an infection by M. tuberculosis without any active disease. ...Read more
You inhaled it.
But you are not contagious.
Protect yourself and check with your doc. ...Read more
Do you have it?: That's a hard question to answer based on the information you've provided. If you have a positive skin test or blood test for latent tb, the indications for treatment depend on your age, your other medical conditions, your risk of having true latent infection, and the strength of the reaction (e.g. Size of the positive skin test). This is something you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Isoniazid TX: Standard treatment for latent tuberculosis has been Isoniazid for 9 months. ...Read more
Yes: Prophylactic treatment, e.g., administration of isoniazid for 9 months, can prevent activation of latent TB. ...Read more
Yes: You need prophylactic treatment with izonoazide.Get a more detailed answer ›
What happen when someone with latent tuberculosis (tb) goes without treatment? Can get worst? Can become active tb? Can goes away on the own?
No adverse effect: Latent TB infection is not expected to affect the life expectancy of an infected individual unless latent TB becomes activated. ...Read more
HEAF: The HEAF (multi-puncture) test is used to identify people wi tuberculosis infections or diseases. Tuberculin (undiluted purified protein derivative) is applied to the arm wi 6 needle points. The area is usually checked for reaction a week later. Don't know if anyone uses this particular test anymore. ...Read more
It is important to: See if someone has had TB or was exposed to it. Or had the BCG vaccine (not used in usa).A positive test means you have developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (tb). ...Read more
TB osteomyelitis: That is a difficult disease to cure. Perhaps, if the medication fails beyond six months, a review by a good orthopedic spine surgeon would be helpful. Not sure if you have somebody, but I can highly recommends the rothman institute in philly, especially their spine surgeons are the world's best. Go see my mentor, dr akex vaccaro! Best of luck! ...Read more
I'm suffering on tuberculosis bacterium Dr. Stop me for take medicine becoz he say cnt be cure. How long I can live?
There is cure: Seek help at a different facility/doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can we discontinue the tuberculosis medicine after few days. When we fine some other disease in place of tuberculosis.?
The treating physician needs to make that call.
Have to error on the side of TB treatment until it has been definitively ruled out. ...Read more
I got tuberculosis and I am taking medicines now for it so because of that I loss 7 kg's of weight how to gain it again?
Weight gain: Eat more food. You will only gain weight by taking in more calories than you are expending. When your TB is fully under control and your metabolism returns to normal you should gain weight. ...Read more
I had tuberculosis and I had medicines and has been cured. Now I just wnt to make sure there is no bacilli left in my body. What test has to b done.
Can't be done: Tubercle bacilli may be contained for decades within calcified granulomas, though with little chance of escape. This is unlikely given a clinical cure, but whether any are still alive is a moot question. You may get TB again by reactivation or re-exposure. For now, just be grateful for your recovery, and congratulations. ...Read more
Latent and active TB:
Latent Tuberculosis iwhen you have been exposed to the Toberculosis Bacteria in the past and that did not result in active disease. It is called Primary complex which heals. But it makes PPD skin test Positive
Active Tuberculosis is when the disease is active with symptoms like cough, fever, night sweats, expectoraton and weight loss, Sputum culture is positive&Rrays is positive. Is contagious&needsRx ...Read more
Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online to review the test results including any radiographs. Were any household members under treatment for TB? ...Read more
Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/condition/tuberculosis-active. Html ...Read more
You need 6 months:
For active tuberculosis you need four antibiotics
all four for at least six months, for the disease to be cured. Some patients have resistant organisms to some first line antibiotics. In your case if your bacteria are not resistant to inh or Rifampin than you will turn negative on culture in due course and continue rx for at least 6 months. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Bad Bug!: Culture positive for TB after 2 months therapy can result from several things: infection is resistant to standard meds (more common!), there's a reservoir of organisms the medicine can't get to (abscess, cavity), you're not taking your medicine correctly, you're not absorbing your medicine. Your doctor should check the organisms susceptibility, blood levels, & you be honest. Tb treated min 6+mo. ...Read more
If tuberculosis shows negatibe in everh test. But all thr symptoms supportd it...Doed TB medicine is advisable?
Symptoms?: In the US TB is treated with multiple meds at one time due to germ resistance and for months to years. I could never recommend such a treatment based only of suspicion & no verified testing. There are many alternative conditions that produce the vague symptoms often seen with TB & these must all be considered. ...Read more
See below:: India’s drug patent laws is being challenged in the country’s supreme court by the drug company novartis. If the challenge is successful it will restrict access of developing countries to generic drugs like those for tb. The law is strict against "evergreening" --keeps drugs out of the reach of generic manufacturers, and therefore, out of those who can't afford the "brand" name product. ...Read more
Check with your doc:
Tb medication must be monitored by TB expert. No fooling around with this disease. Probably Ethambutol will need to be decreased or changed.
Check with your TB expert asap. Too many people die from tb. ...Read more
Taking tuberculosis medicine last one month but still I feel fewer/sweats everyday. Will medicines take time to settled my fewer? Please suggest
Check with your doc:
You want to see the TB expert. Very important.
Do not fool around with tb. It may become resistant if any problems.
More than 2 million people die from TB every year.
Check with your doc. ...Read more