5 doctors weighed in:
I feel fine. Do I really need to take medicine for latent TB infection?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes because
The idea of treating latent TB is to make sure it never becomes active.
If it ever becomes active, you will get really really sick. Better to take one drug for 9 months, then be deathly ill taking 4 drugs.

In brief: Yes because
The idea of treating latent TB is to make sure it never becomes active.
If it ever becomes active, you will get really really sick. Better to take one drug for 9 months, then be deathly ill taking 4 drugs.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The purpose of the recommended treatment is to prevent you from developing active tuberculosis when you can afford it the least, when you are older and sicker. It also helps break the transmission of TB so your loved ones would not get it from others.
Finally, the risk of taking the medications increases with age. Take it now, reduce your risk for later.

In brief: Yes
The purpose of the recommended treatment is to prevent you from developing active tuberculosis when you can afford it the least, when you are older and sicker. It also helps break the transmission of TB so your loved ones would not get it from others.
Finally, the risk of taking the medications increases with age. Take it now, reduce your risk for later.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Absolutely
Unless you do not care check with your lung doc!

In brief: Absolutely
Unless you do not care check with your lung doc!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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