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What Is Tuberculosis Tb
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
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
They should not be: working around other people if they have active TB. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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
What happen when someone with latent tuberculosis (tb) goes without treatment?Can get worst?Can become active tb?Can goes away on the own?
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?
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