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My weight is 48 kg. I am 23 year old. I am taking rifampicin 450 mg. Isoniazid 225 mg Pyrazinamide 1200 mg Ethambutol HCl 825 mg. Is this a right dose.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
You are on correct dose of treatment of TB The four drug regimen and after 2 months you have to step down the medicines in consultation with your doctor.
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My wife had a mantoux test on 16 of this month and we visited to the lab on 20 of this month. According to the report induration is 20 mm and erythema is 25 mm. Is that a tb? And what step should be taken.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Your wife has very serious TB and need to test sputum AFB and get treatment from an RNTCP center in your nearest government. Hospital.
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I have a lower back pain started from a few days ago n still it continue. N now a little bit pain come towards my spine n I feel it occasionally. Is it the symptoms of Bone TB or anything else. Bcz one of my friends has same issue for more than 1 year n after diagnosed, she knw that she has suffering from Bone TB. Pls tell me.

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have a lower back pain started from a few days ago n still it continue. N now a little bit pain come towards my spi...
Do you have history of tuberculosis/ family history of tuberculosis? Do ESR test. X-ray. And if there is some hint of tuberculosis than go for mri. It's curable and duration of treatment depends on location of infection.
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Hi, Early morning Phlegm cough is the symptoms of TB? Throughout the day I don't have any cough issue except early morning. Please tell me what should I do to get rid of it?

DNB, Pulmonary Medicine, M.B.B.S
Pulmonologist, Jalgaon
Please get that sputum tested for ZN stain from nearby microbiology laboratory. Per se it's not the only symptom of TB.
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Breathing Problem - What Are The Common Causes?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Pune
Breathing Problem - What Are The Common Causes?
Breathing is life, without breathig, there is no life. Who knows this better than an asthmatic or someone with breathing problems like wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath 24/7? If you have breathing problems, read on about possible causes and treatments for them


There can be a number of causes of breathing problems. They can happen due to colds, acute sinusitis or inflammation of sinuses. This usually subsides in a week or two with the inflammation going down and the sinuses draining out.
But if you are still experiencing breathing problems, you could be in more dangerous territory.
Breathing difficulties can happen in a case of asthma, allergies, and infections of the lungs, bronchitis and even heart problems especially if you feel a shortness of breath during exertion. These can all be long-term problems that need proper management.
Chronic issues that cause breathing problems, especially asthma and allergies have a number of symptoms likeg is life, without breathig, there is no life. Who kno

Nasal and chest congestion
Runny nose
Itchy or watery eyes
Laboured and/or shallow breathing.
A number of virus and allergens like pollen reach the lungs via the nasal passage. Any inflammation in the nasal passage due to an allergy is a major cause for concern because the number one trigger for asthma is allergies. If left undiagnosed and untreated, these can make life hell for you.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, also causes breathing problems. Breathing issues can also stem from other serious diseases like lung cancer, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. Most of these can be diagnosed by a specialist.

How are breathing problems treated?

Breathing problems caused due to asthma and allergies are usually treated by avoiding allergy triggers like air pollutants, pollen, dog hair, dust, mites or dander.
Wearing masks, avoiding peak traffic, staying indoors during low air quality days, all make a significant difference to allergy and asthma sufferers.
Medications are another way to treat breathing problems due to asthma and allergies. Allergy drugs such as antihistamines and decongestants can make it easy to breathe for some.
Inhaled steroids are also given to people with chronic allergies and sinusitis for reducing inflammation in the airways. Allergy shots to reduce sensitivity to allergens are another option.
Asthma is treated with inhaled or oral drugs that help open nasal airways and reduce inflammation. These cut down on breathing difficulties because the airways are cleared of excess mucus and inflammation.
If you have more serious issues like cancers, heart disease and lung diseases, the medication will vary according to your diagnosis. Your specialist will diagnose the problem first and set you on a proper course of medication.
The last piece of advice before we go, don t ignore breathing difficulties especially if they persist beyond 2-3 weeks, get yourself a doctor s appointment.
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My wife is a tb patient and she is not able to breath and she do not want to go in government hosp. In private hosp they are refusing to handle the case. Please give me suggestion what should I do now.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Actually the hospital cannot refuse a patient. So try some other hospitals. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.
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Hey! My mother is suffering from spine TB from 3 months she is taking forecox for two months but now Dr. Change medicine now its macox ZH .plz suggest me.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
In most TB cases ,patient need rifampicin, isoniazid and ethambutol sfter 2 months of intensive phase.
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Hi, I have In right side of my head small subcentimeter classified granuloma is detected is its dangerous.

Homeopath, Hooghly
Any tumor in brain is not a good thing but don't worry much it's curable by medicine,,by proper homoeopathic treatment it is curable
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