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Can a tb patient travel in ac compartment train. Will his health remains normal in ac or he will has some problems?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
A tb patient can travel in a/c compartment train and his health will remain normal in ac if he is on treatment already and the active tb is controlled.
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My relative dint complete tb course so. Health is also well. Everyone suggested to consult Dr. .so I want to know tb course how many months it will be and wat are the tests.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The current advice is to give rntcp drug schedule for 6 months and may be extended if needed and the resistance develops to some of these drugs. it is not proper to give any advice without discussing the details and examining the patient. You are advised to consult a govt hospital centre.
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5 Most Common Lung Diseases!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DNB (General Medicine), Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
5 Most Common Lung Diseases!
Lung diseases are some of the most common diseases suffered by human beings throughout the world. Smoking and infections are responsible for most lung diseases. The lungs perform one of the most important functions of the body. It is also one of the most active organs in the human body and hence lung problems can arise due to problems in any other part of the body. Some of the most common and infectious lung diseases are discussed below-

1. Asthma
Asthma is a common long-term disease which is characterized by reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. The symptoms of asthma include coughing, shortness of breath and tightness of chest. These symptoms may occur frequently during a day and depending on the person, it may become worse during the night or during a certain exercise.

2. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is another common lung problem which is suffered due to inflammation in the microscopic air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli. Symptoms of pneumonia include dry cough, chest pain, breathing problem and fever. Pneumonia is caused most commonly by viruses or bacteria. It is also caused by certain medications and conditions which are popularly known as autoimmune diseases. There are a number of vaccines available to prevent certain types of pneumonia. Other methods include hand washing and refraining from smoking.

3. Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a very infectious disease which is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, it has been known to affect other parts of the body as well. Symptoms of tuberculosis include cough containing sputum with blood, night sweats, fever and weight loss. Air is an active medium for spreading tuberculosis. This happens when people who already have tuberculosis sneeze, cough or speak. Infection occurs more in those who have HIV/AIDS or those who smoke. Prevention of tuberculosis includes staying away and keeping those who are at high risk, early detection and treatment and vaccination.

4. Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which affects the lungs. It affects the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath, swollen abdomen, cough, chest pain, weight loss and general lethargy. Mesothelioma is caused mainly due to exposure to asbestos. Those people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products are at high risk. Mesothelioma also results from genetical problems and due to infection caused by the simian virus 40.

5. Pulmonary Embolism
This is a disease caused due to blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance which has traveled from another part of the body by the bloodstream. Symptoms of this disease include chest pain, breath shortness and coughing up of blood. There may also be signs of blood clot in the legs.

My father in law has tb from last 3-4 months, suddenly he facing one more issue with his throat. Her voice has been gone almost, breathing issue, eating problem etc. Please suggest what we will do and how they will recover from all these disease.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The infection by tb bacteria had cause paralysis of vocal cord which causes soubd problem tissue cause breathing by the breath muscles tb has to be controlled he needs physiotherapy and breathing therapy.
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Hi I am 33 years old female married and have a kid. I had pulmonary tuberculosis once and I finished the full treatment course. And my doctor stopped the medications once the sputum results turned out negative. But still my doctor warned me that tb may relapse again anytime so be careful. Now my question is why tuberculosis get relapsed again. How do I find that? Because whenever I catch cold and cough I was so much worried and I doubt whether tb have relapsed.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Bangalore
Tb doesn't come back just like that. If you have completed your medications, then there is nothing to worry about. But in case of relapse, most people have fever, cough, increasing breathlesness, blood in sputum, weight loss. Don't worry much.
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I suffer from bacterial infection, in mantoux report 12 mm induration present so its shows a tb infection, is it normal or severe?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The mx report of 12 is positive and how severe or mild is not measured by this report and the time since onset of tb and associated symptoms are all decisive factor.
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