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Hi, I recently had an accident on 10 Dec 2017 on wet n joy I smashed my head under water I got a injury in my forehead somehow I manage to get off dat injury but d scar on my forehead is making me worried will it go or not and if it can den how d scar is size is small vfine so I am looking for any affordable surgery in which I can mange to get off dat scar on my forehead n chin n cheek so you ppl could please guide me with d doctors who can help get over it at affordable price as I am student so can't afford heavy Surgery charges n my scar size is also small n at 3 places on my face one is recent n two is childhood please Help.
I am suffering from dry cough since I moved to delhi 1 year ago I smoke occasionally please suggest.
After eating medicines for almost one week my tongue is feeling like to eat spicy foods. If I taste pickle then tongue feeling spicy. How to get rid of this and bring tongue to normal. Kindly help?
I am coughing since last 1 month & also sever gastric problem. I have tried many medicines but my problem is not getting well. Now I am having back chest (rib area) is paining, little bit stomach is paining & having sever gastric with chest pain & burning with sore throat. please help me to find out my problem & give me some solution to get well soon.
I am a singer. I am unable to sustain my voice over 1 hour of continuous singing during performance. Whenever I go loud during a song, I am losing my voice. What could be the reason.
Tuberculosis or TB as it is commonly known in medical circles is a bacterial infection commonly affecting the lungs. While there are some countries in the world, where TB is more common, anybody can develop TB if they are not very healthy. The TB bacteria spreads through the air. While some people's immune system would be able to fight the disease back; some people who have risk factors, the disease may continue to develop and present with symptoms.
So, a person can develop TB in two circumstances:
- Exposure to TB
- Visited a country where TB is very common
- Spent time with a person who is infected with TB
- Exposure to crowded places like a market or a healthcare facility where TB virus is present
- Weakened immune system
- Be HIV infected
- Weak immune system due to long-term use of steroids
- Chronic diseases like diabetes, malnutrition, end-stage kidney or liver disease, cancer, etc.
- Extremes of age (children whose immune system is not fully developed, elderly whose immunity is weakened)
- Chronic smoker, IV drug abuse, and/or alcohol user
- Repeatedly exposed to TB bacteria in the last two years
- Had TB bacteria, but not identified or treated
- Drug therapy like chemotherapy, long-term use of steroids, auto-immune disease treatments, etc.
Signs and symptoms of TB:
If you are at risk, it is also suggested that you know the early warning signs and symptoms of TB. TB most commonly affects the lungs and is known as pulmonary tuberculosis. Watching out for these helps in early diagnosis which can both help arrest the condition in the early stages and improve prognosis.
- A persistent cough which lasts for more than 3 weeks
- Pain in the chest worsened with coughing
- Presence of blood in the sputum
- Generalized and extreme weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Fever and chills
- Profuse sweating at night
If a person has TB bacteria in the system but does not feel sick and does not have the above systems, then it means that the person is not actively infected. This person also cannot spread the disease to another person. However, when immunity is weak, this can develop into an infection. In a country like India where tuberculosis is quite prevalent, it is best to get yourself screened for active tuberculosis infection if you display any such symptoms.
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