Know TB, Treatment and Prevention

Know TB, Treatment and Prevention

Know TB, Treatment and Prevention

Did you know, Friends of Hermina, that Indonesia is currently the 2nd country with the most TB cases in the world. This means that Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest TB burden in the world. Then, what can we do to be free from TB?

First, we have to know what TB is. In layman's language, people often say that they suffer from spots. Because on the X-ray there are white spots or stains on his lungs. Tuberculosis is actually an infectious disease of the lungs caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). TB is almost the same as other lung infectious diseases such as pneumonia but will be different and have distinctive symptoms on the X-ray picture and clinical symptoms of patients with TB.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many patients are afraid to come to the hospital. So that TB sufferers come to the hospital already in a fairly severe condition. What are the symptoms that we should watch out for?

Symptoms of TB

    Cough that's been more than 2 weeks
    The appearance of fever comes and goes, the fever is not always high and often appears in the afternoon
    Often sweats even though it's not in hot weather
    Decreased appetite

TB can be treated, but TB treatment lasts quite a long time. With proper treatment, it takes a minimum of 6 months and must be regular for TB patients to recover from this disease.

Prevention of the spread of tuberculosis

Of course, it's better to prevent than to treat, let alone imagine if you have to undergo treatment for at least 6 months to recover from TB.

    BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) Vaccine

The BCG vaccine is a list of vaccines or basic immunizations that must be done before the baby is 3 months old.

    Practice Cough Etiquette

Cough etiquette is one of the prevention efforts for TB patients in order to protect those around them. Not only protecting people around you from TB, but cough etiquette can also protect people around you from other viruses

    Healthy living

If you have a healthy body with strong immunity, of course viruses, germs will be fought by our body's immunity. Eat regularly, exercise.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease that is usually early without serious symptoms. Not infrequently, TB sufferers are detected during a medical check-up (MCU) and in a condition that has no symptoms. Therefore, it is very important to carry out regular health checks, Friends of Hermina.

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