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Disorientation dizzines swelling in lymph nodes and headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   how severe is Nodal TB
User :   and what are the problems associated in treatment?
Doctor :   could i ask you a couple of questions relevant to this ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   may i know the ageof the patient ?
User :   26
Doctor :   ok , may i know if any investigations have been done so far?
User :   fnac
User :   and nodal TB has been confirmed
Doctor :   ok, may i know what symptoms does thepatient have presently ?
User :   swollen lymph nodes, head ache, some disorientation and occasional dizziness
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would want to tell you that TB lymph nodes , does document immediate treatment
User :   you mean it requires immediate treatment through medicines right?
Doctor :   yes , it is curable with medicines , he needs to start the treatment
Doctor :   there is a categorisation for the types of TB and the treatment depends on this
User :   what are the types of treatments?
User :   sorry what are the types of TB - how does one know level of seriousness?
Doctor :   the treatment includes anti tuberculosis drugs
Doctor :   one has to get a review with the pulmonologist and co relate with the symptoms , whether the person had the disease earlier, taken treatment before , and many other details will be asked.
User :   yes, he has visited the pulmonologist - I want to know if there is any 'measure' that indicates seriousness - i.e. on what basis will I know how serious the situation is
Doctor :   the drugs include a course of 3 to 4 medicines and to be taken for 2 , 4 or 6 months depending on the category
User :   so 6 month medication will indicate higher seriousness right?
Doctor :   generally it is given for 6 months so that the cure is complete
User :   ok - thanks
Doctor :   the regimen is followed like this
Doctor :   when there is just cough and no other findings , treatment duration may be cut short
User :   understood
Doctor :   so , it is upto the doctor treating to decide on the severity and the time of medicines
Doctor :   and then a repeat tests would be done to ascertain the presence or absence of infection
Doctor :   and depending on it, the treatment will be reviewed
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