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Dr. Tarun Mittal

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Dr. Tarun Mittal is a renowned Pediatrician in Karkardooma, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Tarun Mittal at Shivam Surgical & Maternity Centre in Karkardooma, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Tarun Mittal on Lybrate.com.

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Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

MBBS.DTCD
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that can affect the lungs. The bacteria spread through sneezes and coughs making it a communicable disease. This disease was rare and limited to the Western Countries until 1985. The emergence of HIV virus has made tuberculosis a global disease to reckon with. Although the rate of TB has come down since 1993, it remains a top concern for many countries. The biggest worry is the fact that TB bacteria can build resistance to many drugs. Therefore, it is very important that a TB patient takes a variety of medication suggested by the doctor at the right time.

Although your body is already in possession of the bacteria leading to tuberculosis, your immune system is able to prevent you from becoming sick. Doctors have made a distinction between latent and active tuberculosis (TB)--

In case of latent TB, the bacteria in the body in a passive state and it causes no symptoms, and therefore it is not contagious. But, in the case of active TB, you would become sick and may even spread the disease to others. It can take place in the first few weeks or even after several months of being infected with TB bacteria.

Types of Tuberculosis:
There are two types of tuberculosis- Latent and Active.

  1. Latent Tuberculosis is a condition where the bacteria stays in the system of a person but doesn’t show up any symptoms of TB. Although this type of TB is not contagious, it requires treatment so that TB can be controlled from spreading.
  2. Then there is active tuberculosis. It shows symptoms in the first few weeks and can spread to another person as well.

What are the symptoms of active TB?

  1. If you are coughing for over three weeks and sometimes even coughing up blood, it can be a sign of TB.
  2. Chest pain and pain while coughing and breathing along with fatigue, fever, chills and night sweat are the common symptoms of TB along with loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss.
  3. TB may even affect other organs of your body, including your brain, spine and kidneys.
  4. When TB takes place outside the lungs, then the signs of TB can vary as per the organs that are involved. For instance, TB in the spine can cause back pain and that in kidneys may cause blood in the urine.

What are the causes of TB?

  1. TB is stemmed from a bacteria which spreads from individual to individual via the microscopic droplets that are released into the air.
  2. This may happen when an affected person is left untreated and he speaks or sneezes or coughs or laughs. Though the disease is contagious, it is not easy to be affected by it.
  3. As a result, you are much more likely to get affected with active tuberculosis from a person you live with or come in regular contact with, rather than a stranger.
  4. It is important to note here that people who are affected with TB and going through proper medications for over two weeks are no more contagious.

Tuberculosis - How to effectively treat it?

With the treatment for tuberculosis, one should have patience as it may take time to cure a person completely of tuberculosis and the associated symptoms. Many factors are taken into consideration while determining the course of the treatment for tuberculosis, some of which include

  • Type of tuberculosis (Latent or Active).
  • Age of the patient.
  • The condition being drug resistant.
  • The general health of the patient (if there are any other health conditions that may interfere with the treatment).

In the case of Active TB and that too, a drug-resistant type, the use of multiple drugs (simultaneously) may be needed to produce the desired results. The drugs commonly used include Pyrazinamide, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Isoniazid. In most cases, the doctors suggest the drugs be continued for at least six- nine months for positive results.

Some patients with Active TB (drug resistant) may also benefit from the use of fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) taken along with capreomycin, amikacin, or kanamycin (mostly given in the form of injections). Most patients are required to follow the medication for 20-30 months duration.

Unlike the Active TB, in the case of Latent TB, a combination of drugs and medications is not required. A single TB specific drug is enough to treat the condition.

Therefore, it is important to seek medical assistance and detect if you have any such health complications concerning TB.

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Hi, My daughter is getting some infection on skin which is not getting well. It starts with a small boil and very next day it turns into shady spot which keeps growing. It is mostly on her legs and it keeps occurring. I consulted with few specialists but still not satisfied with the results. Please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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My daughter is getting some infection on skin which is not getting well. It starts with a small boil and very nex...
there are many ayurvedic medicines for this purpose like ras manikya ras...gandhak rasayan....panchnimbadi churna....panchtikta ghrit guggul...arogya vardhini vati...khadirarishta....marichyadi oil...pranacharya B clean syrup..take these medicines by consulting with a good ayurvedic doctor
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Hi doctor. My son. He is 16 month old. He eats everything except milk. He avoids cow's milk completely. So what could be the alternate food for this. I'm worried that he may lag in calcium supplement as well as this may affect his growth. Kindly advice.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi doctor. My son. He is 16 month old. He eats everything except milk. He avoids cow's milk completely. So what could...
I am sure homoeopathic medicine can help in this matter. But it needs more details to select a good medicine as there are more than 20. Still you may try giving him Lac Caninum 200 one dose. And report after one week.
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My son is getting ill frequently his diet is also low. What could be reason is there any serious or in case need to treat well to which specialist need to check him.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Lynbrate user Child is having less weight get hisCBC done Children with less blood do have decreased appetite Hope this helps
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I am 3.5 years old. Suffering from loose motion and indigestion. What food I eat for quick recovery? Suggest medicine. Thankyou.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
For your child 3.5 years old, weighing 15 kgs, the advice is as follows: 1. Give electral Ors, Prepare as. Per instructions onthe satchet. 2. Gibe Rice items. For digestion. 3. IWould like know if child. Is having fever, stomach pain, vomiting, urination. For furthet advice GET BACK TO ME WITH DETAILs, for further advice.
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My 9 Month old daughter swallowed a plastic pen cap (back side of the pen). She is not showing any signs of distress. Please suggest what to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 9 Month old daughter swallowed a plastic pen cap (back side of the pen). She is not showing any signs of distress....
Hi lybtrate user, since baby is not showing any signs of distress it means it is in stomach (git). Do x ray erect abdomen asap to know the exact position of that object. If it is in stomach we can do scopy to remove it, once it passes beyond it it's difficult.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
ADHDisease is psychological problem and many a times drugs given are having sideeffects like excitation,lack of cooperation with peers. but all of them stops are few months of withdrawal of drugs.Ritalin is commoly used.
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Hello madam, my son is 11 months. He is very crying at night suddenly. And he is repeated every alternate 30 mins. So please give me proper advice and medicine for his better sleep and health.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello madam, my son is 11 months. He is very crying at night suddenly. And he is repeated every alternate 30 mins. So...
May be child is having pain any where in body Child needs physical examination so consult child specialist
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Helo Dr. Pls help me urgent meri 10 months ki bhtiji h use 2 din se vomiting or loosmotion ho rahe h vomiting band ho gayi h par loosmotion continues ho rahe h Dr. Se consult kar liya h par use abhi tak thoda sa bhi aram nahi aya h.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Helo Dr. Pls help me urgent meri 10 months ki bhtiji h use 2 din se vomiting or loosmotion ho rahe h vomiting band ho...
Keep giving her ORS continuously so that she does not suffer fluid loss. You may give her curd in diet. And as a medicine you may give her homoeopathic medicine Arsenic ALb 30 1 dose after each stool. Ans stop if the frequency decreases.
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Abstain your child from eating fast foods and snacks which have high amount of fat, sugar, salt and calories in them.

My daughter passes urine frequently without her concious after a wet feel she goes to toilet is it normal as she is only 3 years old.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
May be a bladder weakness, it calls for an improvement in nervous constitution and toning up motor nerves controlling bladder functions. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I have a 2 month old baby he's having stuffy nose and it feels there is a little congestion too cuz wen I pick him up I can feel grunting sound from his back what medicine should I give and what should be the room temperature should we use the air conditioner or no.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
Stuffy per say needs no treatment. If ithe nose is really blocked then he cant suck or sleep. Then with torch look into the nose. If there is block put some saline nasal drops (it is available over the counter with chemists.
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My baby is 2 months old and has a swollen navel it is not painful nor sensitive is there any thing to worry.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
My baby is 2 months old and has a swollen navel it is not painful nor sensitive is there any thing to worry.
This finding by itself is suggesting umbilical for which no intervention is needed. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report/ image and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings.
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My child is 2 y 1 m age. Female.still she continues mother milk. How long the baby can continue mother milk. If so is there will be any other effects like decrease in i.q or intelligence levels. Pl answer my qs. Thanking you.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
My child is 2 y 1 m age. Female.still she continues mother milk. How long the baby can continue mother milk. If so is...
It is okay for small babiesto breat feed beyond two years . You should initiate top feeding which reduces her dependence on breastfeeding. Prolonged breast feeding has beneficial effects on baby. There is no harmful side effects.
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My son's age is 2 years 10 month. He is less height according to his age. His same age child's have more height around 2-3 inches. Seems his heights growth has stopped. We are giving him all the nutritions but not growing. please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son's age is 2 years 10 month. He is less height according to his age. His same age child's have more height aroun...
Normal average height for 2 year old is 87 + or - 2 cms. You measure and confirm. You should not compare with other children ad height depends on parent's height.
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My child not sit one place always running, school hour not listening round the arround class room, and watching out side.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
What is his age? Sometimes even normal children are hyperactive and want to play a lot. Not showing interest in studies. There is a fine line between normal and adhd behavior.
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My son is 2 month and 15 days old. His weight is 3.950 Kg. He is vomiting after feeding some time. What to do and reason of it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kannur
My son is 2 month and 15 days old. His weight is 3.950 Kg. He is vomiting after feeding some time. What to do and rea...
Vomiting is common and can be considered normal in young infants up to six months. You have not mentioned the birth weight. If the weight gain is normal there is no need to worry. Keep track of his weight.
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My 6 month girl baby potty after 3 or 4 days what can I do and what is the general food cart please tell me.

PGPN, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Siliguri
Start weaning food along with breastfeeding like khichuri, mashed banana, boiled potato and vegetables, dalia, suji, cerelac, chicken soup, green leafy vegetables cooked n make paste. If baby on breast milk only potty once in 2-3 days or 5-10 times a day is normal provided baby passing urine >6 times in a day and feeding well
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