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What if Tb meds dont work
Hi, My father has been diagnosed for desciminated Tb. And the meds for Tb are not working on him. One day, we see some improvement and on the other day, he becomes drowsy again. What are the chances of Tb meds not working for TB? He was a alcoholic for 20years and the reason why his immune system is weak. Does it take time to see some improvement? Or is it possible meds might deteriorate his health even more? Hospital says be prepared for every outcome. Any help here would really be appreciated Thanks!
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Dr. Jyoti Talukdar
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It will be OK and follow physician's advice
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Dr. Rama S.K
Internal Medicine 16 yrs exp Pune
It will take 2 months to show improvement....since he is alcoholic we need to assess his liver condition too at baseline for ATT modification....also since he has disseminated TB we need to screen his brain too for ruling out CNS TB
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Vimal Kumar
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Dear friend, disseminated TB is the spread of TB all over the body. You have not mentioned how long he has been on anti TB drugs. It will take sometime to see improvement. Sometimes even months. And if his health other than TB is good he will recover completely.Give him healthy diet rich in proteins. Hope this helps.
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