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Can lungs recover after TB?

You can get TB by breathing in air droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person. The resulting lung infection is called primary TB. Most people recover from primary TB infection without further evidence of the disease. The infection may stay inactive (dormant) for years.

Q. Is TB curable at any stage?

Pulmonary TB is curable with treatment, but if left untreated or not fully treated, the disease often causes life-threatening concerns. Untreated pulmonary TB disease can lead to long-term damage to these parts of the body: lungs.

Q. Is TB 100 percent curable?

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB is spread from person to person through the air.

Q. Can I marry a girl with TB?

For example, if, due to TB and its lengthy treatment, a woman’s marriage to her cousin does not go ahead, then it is not her last opportunity to marry if she has many other as yet unmarried cousins to marry once she is in good health again.

Q. Can TB be cured in 3 months?

CDC: TB treatment can now be done in 3 months.

Q. What happens after TB is cured?

After taking your medicine for a few weeks, you will feel better and you may no longer be infectious to others. Your doctor or nurse will tell you when you can return to work or school or visit with friends. Having TB disease should not stop you from leading a normal life.

Q. How is TB prevented?

The risk of infection can be reduced by using a few simple precautions: good ventilation: as TB can remain suspended in the air for several hours with no ventilation. natural light: UV light kills off TB bacteria. good hygiene: covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing reduces the spread of TB bacteria.

Q. Can you drink alcohol if you have TB?

Avoid drinking alcohol while on tuberculosis treatment. Alcohol can increase drug side effects and toxicity, because both can affect the liver.

Q. Is TB treatment painful?

This is usually mild and painkillers such as aspirin or paracetamol will ease the pain. Inflammation of the liver is not common but if you develop nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes, or darker coloured urine, please contact your doctor or TB case manager.

Q. Is milk good for TB patient?

Milk: Milk is also a great source of protein, providing strength necessary to perform day-to-day activities. “You can make a milkshake with mangoes and milk that combines carbohydrates with protein and is the ideal energy booster.”

Q. Is TB medicine taken empty stomach?

MUNICH — When first-line tuberculosis (TB) drugs are taken with food, there is a reduction in maximum plasma concentration and bioavailability of the drug than when taken on an empty stomach, according to the results of a new pharmacokinetic study.

Q. Does TB cause hair loss?

However, other types of scarring that may cause hair loss can be caused by diseases. These include lupus, bacterial or fungal skin infections, lichen planus, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, or skin cancer.

Q. How can I treat my TB at home?

How can you care for yourself at home?

  1. Take your antibiotics as directed.
  2. Take your medicine with food to help avoid an upset stomach.
  3. Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
  4. Avoid public areas such as buses, subways, and other closed areas until you have been told that you cannot spread TB.

Q. Is exercise good for TB patient?

Stationary cycling, resistance training and light jogging are great ways to make sure that the TB infection that was once in your system has been completely eradicated. Once recovered, it is a good idea to keep up the exercise, as this is a factor in stopping the TB from returning at a later date.

Q. Can tuberculosis go away on its own?

Pulmonary tuberculosis frequently goes away by itself, but in more than half of cases, the disease can return.

Q. How long do TB patients need to be isolated?

Note: Home isolation is recommended for the initial three to five days of appropriate four-drug TB treatment.

Q. How long is TB contagious without treatment?

Most people with active TB who’ve had appropriate drug treatment for at least two weeks are no longer contagious.

Q. How long do TB patients stay in hospital?

Many tuberculosis (TB) patients are never hospitalized. The greatest risk of transmission occurs prior to initiation of treatment. Seventy-five percent of all people who are acid fast bacillus (AFB) sputum smear positive will remain so for at least 2 weeks, with the majority remaining positive for 4 to 6 weeks.

Q. How can we prevent TB from spreading at home?

Stop the Spread of TB

  1. Take all of your medicines as they’re prescribed, until your doctor takes you off them.
  2. Keep all your doctor appointments.
  3. Always cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  4. Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  5. Don’t visit other people and don’t invite them to visit you.

Q. How do you kill TB naturally?

With the help of scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, the researchers found that strains of tuberculosis exposed to a 6 percent solution of acetic acid — slightly stronger than standard vinegar — effectively killed tuberculosis for 30 minutes after application.

Q. Can you visit someone with tuberculosis?

CAN I STILL HAVE VISITORS? Yes – But visitors who SHOULD NOT come to see you are those people who may have a lowered immunity, young children and babies and pregnant women.

Q. How long does tuberculosis take to kill?

Left untreated,TB can kill approximately one half of patients within five years and produce significant morbidity (illness) in others. Inadequate therapy for TB can lead to drug-resistant strains of M. tuberculosis that are even more difficult to treat. Not everyone who inhales the germ develops active TB disease.

Q. What if I was around someone with TB?

What to Do If You Have Been Exposed To TB. If you think you have been exposed to someone with TB disease, you should contact your doctor or local health department about getting a TB skin test or a special TB blood test. Be sure to tell the doctor or nurse when you spent time with the person who has TB disease.

Q. Can a healthy person get TB?

Latent or active TB In most healthy people, the immune system is able to destroy the bacteria that cause TB. But in some cases, the bacteria infect the body but do not cause any symptoms (latent TB), or the infection begins to cause symptoms within weeks, months or even years (active TB).

Q. Who is most at risk for tuberculosis?

Persons who have been Recently Infected with TB Bacteria Persons who have immigrated from areas of the world with high rates of TB. Children less than 5 years of age who have a positive TB test. Groups with high rates of TB transmission, such as homeless persons, injection drug users, and persons with HIV infection.

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