Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Dry throat, irritation, wheezing. Symptoms of tuberculosis? 19 yrs old... i have completed my tb course two weeks ago.. i felt alright in summers too...but in winters , my health condition is worse..i have dry thraot , irritation, wheezing , and uncomfortablity... i have no roots in smoking or alcohol ..nor in asthma ... but now im scared about it...i feel my whole treatment has been a waste and i have come back to my 1st my tb back? reply soon..i ll be grateful...
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  176
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
Tuberculosis (TB) recurrence can be confirmed by a positive test. In case of pulmonary tuberculosis sputum should come positive with acid fast bacilli (tubercle bacilli). In case of extra pulomonary TB, there should be positivity for this bacteria.
If these tests are non-contributory, PCR can be preformed which detects the tubercle DNA/ RNA in blood.

The sympyoms that you have mentioned are not that of TB.
Wheezing that aggravates during winters indicates an airway hyper-reactivity like asthma rather than TB.
Wheezing is also seen in other lung diseases like bronchitis, emphysema but they are uncommon in this age group.
TB is characterised by fever (especially evening rise), decreased appetitite, weakness, tiredness and malaise.
Consult a pulmonologist, get yourself examined and get pulmonary tests done.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor