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Treatment of tuberculosis

May 24th 2014 at 2:57 AM

Tuberculosis treatment takes a long time ranged between 6-9 months. After several weeks of treatment the patient starts to feel better and less chance of infection being transferred; but we must continue to take treatment until the end of the period specified by the doctor.

Resistance to tuberculosis drugs: Resistance to tuberculosis drugs is the ability of bacteria to resist drugs used for treatment, and this resistance occurs due to irregular or stops taking the medications used before the expiration of the period specified for treatment. The prevention of the spread of tuberculosis:  Active tuberculosis patient is advised thus: Stay at home or in a private room (especially in the first few weeks of infection).

Ventilate the room constantly. Cover your mouth and nose when talking, sneezing and coughing. Wear a mask when you walk around or being with other people. Care to take medication on time and duration of the full. It is advisable to take the TB vaccine (BCG) for all children at birth. Complications may cause neglect of treatment for tuberculosis to spread to infect other parts of the body, including bone, brain, kidney, liver or heart.

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