Doctor insights on:
They should not be: working around other people if they have active TB. ...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
TB: Tuberculin Tine Test- is smooth to moderately deep palpation. What is important is what it feels like - not what it looks like. ...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
Pulmonary TB: Which is the most common form causes cough, sputum production sometimes with blood, night sweats and weight loss. It is diagnosed by chest x-ray and sputum exam and culture. Extra pulmonary TB such as in the kidney, bone or nervous system will cause symptoms related to the organ involved but renal TB may be remarkably silent until late in the disease. ...Read more
What happen when someone with latent tuberculosis (tb) goes without treatment?Can get worst?Can become active tb?Can goes away on the own?
Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had tuberculosis when he was 9years old. His coughing however sounds really bad. Is it possible for TB to have a relapse?
Tuberculosis: Although the first thought may be a reinfection, it may not be probable. Your son is probably as healthy or healthier than his peers (malnutrition is often associated with tb). He needs a consultation with his primary care physician or pulmonologist. If necessary, a chest x-ray maybe indicated. My feeling is that he probably just have a bad cold (or whooping cough). ...Read more
Complicated question: Tb is mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are more than sever related mycobacterium species though. It is contagious..Very in fact if you have active pulmonary disease. Other forms are less infective or pose no threat transmit at all like bone infection (pott's puffy tumor). Can breathing clean air help..Well..It won't hurt. Thats what the TB sanitariums of the 16-20th centuries were doing. ...Read more
Disseminated: Infection, advanced.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, baby is OK: TB lymphadenitis - if there's any good news here - is confined to the lymph system. In order to have the baby infected by TB you would have to have miliary TB which is not what you described. Certainly you need close follow up care with your doctors to help you and your baby through this critical time. The good news is you're on meds, which means the bacteria are being destroyed. Take care. ...Read more
If i went to a tuberculosis clinic to pick up some documents and was sitting in the same room with other people, coulld i get infected with tb?
TB: Unless someone actively coughed in your face or was coughing in your close vicinity, i would not be concerned. ...Read more
Regarding tuberculosis my daughter recently moved into a college dorm and her roommate has TB but is medicated. Is she at harm?
Spread by air : From InteliHealth (AETNA) online: "Study Focuses on Air Flow in Spread of TB Improving indoor air flow might help reduce the risk of spreading tuberculosis (TB), a new study suggests. The study was done in Cape Town, South Africa. TB is common and increasing in that area. Researchers measured carbon dioxide in the air of Cape Town high schools. ..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 16 y/o friend has pulminary tuberculosis. His doctor said that the disease doesn't activate until he gets older. Can he transmit TB to me?
TB: Hi, it seems your friend has something that we call Latent TB, it means he has been exposed to Tuberculosis but his body for now has it under control, he doesn't have active infection so there is no risk of transmission, but there is 5-10% chance that he develops active TB, therefore the treatment with a medication called INH for 9 months is available to prevent activation, ...Read more
I used a hair dye that apparently has PPD in it...and I keep seeing online things about PPD and Tuberculosis? Does this mean I'm going to get TB?
What would be your best prescription for tuberculosis meningitis. Friend is already on treatment, need second opinion only. She's on TB meds only.
If my TB skin test ran positive but i've never had tuberculosis, does that mean I have latent tb? And do I have to take antiobiotics if I do have it?
Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?
After treatment of lymp node tuberculosis can I plan for pregnancy? During pregnancy TB can relapse? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?
Affected by tuberculosis before and had medicines fot tht and cured. Will that cause birth defects in baby conceiving aftr 10 years?Dont have TB now
Tuberculosis: Very unlikely to affect your baby. The one thing you should be aware of is that tuberculosis may be treated effectively to remove symptoms of active disease, but that you may still have foci of inactive tubercle bacilli left in your body that have the potential, although unlikely, to reactivate later in life. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more
Variable immunity: The typical immune response is variable to disease in the TB family. As a result one vaccine is not llikely to produce long term protection. In general it is harder to create vaccines that provide long term immunity for bacteria, we have had more success with virus based disease in terms of successful long term vaccines. That's why as adults we need additional boosters for pertussis. ...Read more
Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?
Can TB lymphadenitis pass to fetus even after the mother is treated? Is there a risk for baby being born with tuberculosis?
Could the drug isonizide cause peripheral neuropathy years later? I took it for nine months because of exposure to tuberculosis. I do not have tb.
My normal ultrasound, urine analysis, but friend had tb, now I have chronic epididymitis not responsive to antibiotics, is it tuberculosis epididymits?
Could be.: Rare in the us, but possible see a urologist. ...Read more
Hello doctor please help me.I am having anti tuberculosis treatment for two months. I have gland tb.I for fever in the evening. Why doctor. Plz help?
TB: Tuberculosis is a hard disease to treat. Treatment takes months to become effective. Recently there has been medication resistance has been on the rise. Fever is one of the symptoms of tuberculosis. If it is present, there is a chance the treatment you're getting is not effective. You may need to consult your treating doc to discuss it with him. ...Read more
Can neck lymphadenitis tuberculosis affect female's fertility ? White cheesy discharge present. Does TB lymphadenitis affects female genital organs?
Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis on my Rt epididimo and Rt Testicle. Is it contagious and spreadable I mean am I harmful to others?I do not have TB on my lungs or blood only in Rt testis. Please sugg
Does Anti Tb treatment affect fertility? Can tuberculosis treatment make me infertile? Taking TB treatment for TB neck cervical lymph node.
Have you ever heard of primary tuberculosis in sinuses? I have many terrible symptoms that point to TB or something like tb. My symptoms started in my sinuses, now in the back of my neck, back of head, spine, muscles and now starting in my joints. When
It's possible: Tuberculosis can be a systemic disease meaning it may involve more than one system in your body. Lungs are usually primary but it may involve any organ or tissue. Some of your symptoms, if you truly have tb, sound like it may involve the central nervous system, i.e. Brain, spinal cord. Sinus involvement is questionable. My suggestion is get an examination to evaluate the nature of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer