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Is it ok to smoke when you have latent tuberculosis treatment?

I've been taking the medicine for latent tuberculosis for more than 3 months, and in the last month I've been smoking like 4-5 cigarettes a day but now i stopped. I know it is bad that's why i stopped. but does it really affect my treatment if i did smoke?


smoking does not affect your TB treatment.
It will just cause you to die a horrible death from emphysema and lung cancer instead.

Good for you !!! congratulations on quitting -- please do not start back again !  (+ info)

How was people with tuberculosis treated?

Were they avoided? or Killed? How did other people treat the ones with tuberculosis?
i need to know how peole reacted to the people with TB. I know they were quarantined and avoided by others but what else did people do to them. Did someone kill one of them on purpose or what?

There were Sanitariums for TB patients.
These were located in areas away from cities, sometimes in the country.
Patients were REQUIRED to be quarantined and or reside there for about a year or so.
Rest and diet were the treatments.

Many were cured if they were not too far advanced.  (+ info)

My mother have Bone tuberculosis disease in her lower back bone, is this desease curable ?

My mother have Bone tuberculosis disease in her lower back bone, is this desease curable ? Whats the best medicine for this disease and what much time it takes to recover, she is in her initial stage right now,any information will be helpfull.

Tuberculosis of the spine or Pott's disease of the spine is curable as long as it's diagnosed early before its seious complications occurs...treatment is by a combination of antituberculous drugs for at least 9 -12 months..
BTW this a rare disease nowadays...could u scan the xrays and email it to [email protected]  (+ info)

My girlfriends was just diagnosed with tuberculosis what is the likelyhood of death?

She's fifteen years old, she turns sixteen this month, she's got a very weak immune system, I know nothing about tuberculosis, and i'm really scared. Can anyone provide some answers or just some information on this disease?
She's fifteen years old, she turns sixteen this month, she's got a very weak immune system, I know nothing about tuberculosis, and i'm really scared. Can anyone provide some answers or just some information on this disease?
Should I avoid contact with her?
What is the risk of me catching it?

nowadays there is not a big chance of death, depending on the strenght and immune system of your girlfriend she may get better fast with antibiotics.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that is most often found in the lungs but can spread to other parts of the body TB in the lungs is easily spread to other people through coughing or laughing. Treatment is often successful, though the process is long. Treatment time averages between 6 and 9 months

tb is contagious
ps god bless her and help her get better  (+ info)

What are the 2 defences the body uses to fight the Mycobacterium tuberculosis once it has entered the body?

Can some one give me a diagram on the disease Mycobacterium tuberculosis where it shows the parts of the disease.

Cell-mediated immune defense is one.. T helper cells help activate macrophages by using gamma interferon. This allows the macrophages to better phagocytose the M. tuberculosis, which is living within the macrophage. I'm not sure what the other one is  (+ info)

Are there any serious side effects of tuberculosis medication?

My friend has been diagnosed with tuberculosis of lymph nodes after having FNAC for neck swelling though he never had any symptoms like cough, fever, etc. He has to take 4 medications for 6 months.
Medications are standard isoniazide, rifampicin, pyrdimine n one more perhaps ethambutol.

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how to reduce cough in tuberculosis affected patients?

my mom is a tuberculosis patient and is under going treatment from the state tuberculosis control program, and she is also a diabetic.

she has been undergoing treatment for the past 3 weeks

****the only problem is she has is extreme cough****
can any one give a solution or remedies to this problem
can honey help reduce cough?

if yes then

can diabetic patients eat honey?

and how much?

Ask the doctor for a device called an Acapella. She will blow into it and it will vibrate. This will not reduce her cough, but it will loosen her secretions making her coughs more effective and she will probably feel better.  (+ info)

Can anyone get Tuberculosis if the person is dead?

My uncle is a person who is going to carry the casket of a dead person who died from Tuberculosis. Will the TB spread to him? Or is he safe?

Even at the slimmest chance of the TB bacteria remaining alive after the carrier has passed on, TB is spread through the infected person exhaling, sneezing, or coughing the bacteria into the air, and then others breathing it in. Since dead people do none of the three things above, any remaining bacteria would be stuck in the lungs of the deceased person. Also, the vast majority of coffins produced these days are usually tightly sealed, to the point where air cannot even get in. Your uncle is perfectly safe.  (+ info)

How bad is a tuberculosis testing shot?

I have to go in tomorrow for a tuberculosis test.
Needles scare the bejesus out of me.
I've looked up the procedure, but just want to hear some experiences.
How bad is it on a scale from one to ten if you have personally had this test done?

Thank you very much for any/all answers!

Thanks so much guys!
I truly appreciate all of your answers.

A TB test isn't nearly as bad as having TB and not knowing it.

I used to have to get them on a regular basis for work years ago. I was routinely exposed to people with TB.

Back then the test was done with this very thin very short needle that was inserted just below the skin where they inject the serum.

It really isn't that painful at all and I absolutely hate needles no matter where on my body they are poking me. Good Luck.  (+ info)

Has a cure for Tuberculosis ever been found?

I was watching some kind of documentary last night that was talking about how in the early 1800's it was called consumption and later to be named tuberculosis. They did not mention if a cure for it had been found. I'm just curious because I know that nowadays people are still being tested for it. What happens if they come up positive?

Hi Pamelita

Here you go.

TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB causes 1,800 deaths per year and 20,000 new cases are reported annually. The primary risk groups are older African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Also at greater risk are people with illnesses that decrease immune function, such as alcoholics, malnutrition, diabetics, and people who are HIV positive.

Caution: Drugs that act as immune suppressants, such as corticosteroids, can retrigger tuberculosis.


Natural Cures

Note: Prevention is the key to treating and minimizing the spread of TB. This is achieved through vaccinations, such as the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. Contact tracing using skin testing and x-ray should be performed on relatives and friends of patients with TB as an effective way to detect early cases of TB that have not yet presented with symptoms. Proper diagnosis must include a chest X-ray and skin and sputum tests, and proper treatment must include drugs.

Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes raw vegetables and pure filtered water. Pears, pear juice, and pear sauce can also be helpful, as pears can help hasten healing of the lungs. Other helpful foods include fenugreek and alfalfa sprouts, garlic, pomegranate, and all forms of fermented milk such as yogurt and kefir.

Herbs: Combine the tinctures of echinacea, elecampane, and mullein in equal parts and take one teaspoon three times a day. This remedy is very effective for soothing the lungs.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

Juice Therapy: Combine raw potato juice with an equal amount of carrot juice. Add one teaspoon of olive or almond oil and one teaspoon of honey, and drink three glasses each day.

Lifestyle: Get plenty of fresh air, rest, light, exercise, and relaxation.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements are recommended for TB: Vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, Vitamin E, multiminerals, essential fatty acids, zinc, garlic capsules, citrus seed extract, lipotropic formula, deglycerinated licorice, and lung glandulars.

Topical Treatment: Eucalyptus oil packs applied topically over the lungs can help break up congestion and collected fluids.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating TB: Acupuncture, Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator, Ondamed), Homeopathy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Oxygen Therapy, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Best of health to you  (+ info)

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