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I am 46, currently on medications for mtb (low level) medicine :rifampicin 600 mg ethambutol 1000 mg pyrazinamide 1500 mg isoniazid 300 mg benadon 40 mg I am taking the medication daily since 45 days, and daily at same time. I just want to know how many months does it take for the tb to heal.

MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine), DNB (Respiratory diseases)
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
I am 46, currently on medications for mtb (low level) medicine :rifampicin 600 mg
ethambutol 1000 mg
pyrazinamide 150...
Course for drug sensitive tb is 6 months 2 months of 4 drugs as per weight - hrze and 4 months of 3 dugs as per weight - hre in some situations the course maybe extended by your treating tb specialist.
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My mother have tb infection taking medicine from 8 months now she have problems from digestion and having vomiting and tiredness and she is week also we have given emset tablet what we do now she is not able to take medicine of tb and not eating anything because of vomiting, please sir tell what we do because of lock down no doctors available.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Jaunpur
Hello. Along with tb medicine. A liver tonic tonic like liv 52 is compulsory. For vomiting emset tab. Can be used 3 times a day. Take it before eating atleast 20 minutes before. Avoid oily n spicy diet. Increase uptake of water. If vomiting frequency is more then ors can be taken. Along with emset .take. Cap. Panteprazole morning before meal.
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My sister's doctors are not sure if she has tb as her problem is that her lungs keep accumulating fluids but while they are investigating they have advised that she carry on taking akurit-4 though it's making her sick all the time and she's got severe insomnia and shortness of breath as well.

M.B.B.S, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Hi. I think you r speaking about pleural effusion. There are many causes of fluid accumulation around the lungs that we need to rule out.
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I am 34 years old. My weight is 52 kg, I am suffering from tuberculosis, I am using akt-4.is this correct. And how much days I have to use.

MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine), DNB (Respiratory diseases)
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Akt-4 is incorrect. You have to take individual drugs as per your weight for your weight, with normal lft, creat and drug sensitive tb the regimen would be r 10 mg/kg h 5 mg/kg e 20 mg/kg z 30 mg/kg kindly get your weight checked accurately and get a prescription from a chest physician.
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I am 18 years old and diagnosed with tuberculosis of lymph nodes. What food items should I eat now?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Immuno enhancers, anti bacterial foods like turmeric, ginger etc should be properly used in food. Follow ayush guidelines issued by govt. Chyawanprash is great in this. But do not ignore anti tb med given by your doctor till completed course. For ayurvedic immunoenhancer formula as per ayudh principles, contact after lockdown.
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HIV & Tuberculosis - Is There A Link?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS, Nephrology
General Physician, Roorkee
HIV & Tuberculosis - Is There A Link?
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are two life-threatening and common diseases in the world. The two diseases are very closely connected so much so that their occurrence is normally labelled as a co-epidemic. In most cases tuberculosis is found to be the most transmissible contagion in HIV-Immunocompromised victims, proving to be the cause of their death.

What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, more commonly known by its abbreviation HIV, is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is the body's natural defense against illnesses. The virus terminates a kind of white blood cells (WBCs) in the immune system known as the T-helper cell also known as CD4 cells. This virus then proceeds to duplicate itself within these cells.

As HIV reduces the T-helper cells, by duplicating at an increasing rate, it slowly breaks down the patient s immune system. This leaves the individual susceptible to other deadly diseases such as tuberculosis. HIV infection is a permanent disease with three phases of progression. HIV medications can reduce or stop the evolution of the disease from one phase to another. The treatment can also decrease the chances of spreading HIV to other people.

What is tuberculosis (TB)
Tuberculosis is a transmittable disease triggered by the presence of bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is still considered a deadly disease in most developing countries where treatment is scarce. Generally, TB affects the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body. Symptoms include coughing with blood, fever, night sweats and loss of weight.

The relation between TB and HIV
In second world countries, most patients infected with HIV suffer from TB as the initial indicator of AIDS. Tuberculosis can occur at any phase of the HIV infection. The danger and severity of tuberculosis rises rapidly after infection with HIV. Even though tuberculosis can be a fairly primary indicator of HIV infection, it is imperative to observe that the risk of tuberculosis increases as the CD4 cell count reduces along with the progression of the HIV infection.

Treatment
Positive treatment for TB usually entails 6 months of rigorous therapy. HIV patients with TB usually respond well to this therapy, if the regimen comprises INH and a rifamycin for the period of TB therapy and cure. TB generally reappears when the immune system is unable to respond to stop the development of mycobacteria. The cytokine IFN- plays a key role in the response of the immune system all through the contagion.
HIV and TB infections area two-directional communication of the two pathogens. TB is one of the main causes of disease and fatality among patients with HIV in Africa and other severely affected regions. With almost a 50% kill rate around the world, raising awareness about this disease and consulting doctors when signs or symptoms appear is vital in reducing the extent of this epidemic.

Rifampicin- HIV treatment are complicated by the fact that one of the key drugs used in TB treatment, rifampicin, reduces blood levels of nevirapine (Viramune) by 30 to 55% and also reduces levels of most protease inhibitors.
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My son is 10 yes old, we following a doctor. He is on medication, taking akurit 150/75. He has been taking for 2 months, we are unable to contact the doctor. Due to lighten we can't visit the doctor. As review date is 3/04/2020. Pls help me what to do? Should I continue with the same medicine or something else?

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My son is 10 yes old, we following a doctor. He is on medication, taking akurit 150/75. He has been taking for 2 mont...
Thank you for connecting with me e, I am happy to guide you on your concern .akurit 150/75 mg is a medications used in both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tb in the intensive initial phase of treatment. Follow the proper line of treatment as per recommendation and do not discontinue on its own. Let's get connected over call to discuss proper treatment options for you.
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