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

TB in 1 year old baby

My little nephew who is one year old suffering from TB..I want to know how much time will it take to recover from it.
Asked On : Thu, 12 May 2011
Answers:  5 Views:  249
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response
it will affect health if not treated in proper time.
so start tretment as early as possible.
take care
Answered: Fri, 13 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. Sneha's  Response
Hello Nancy
Welcome to Healthcare Magic forum.
It is compulsory to take 6 months of complete TB regimen drugs to eradicate and also to prevent future recurrence.
Along with the medicines prescribed by your physician also keep substting good nutritious diet which include citrus fruits (lemon, orange, sweetlime), guava, pomegranate, whole cereals, egg, nuts and good amounts of fluids to improve the immunity to fight against infection.

Sama Wellness Clinic

Answered: Thu, 12 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
multi drug treatment will control the diseaes if uncomplicated in 6 months
treating doctor will decide the duration of treatment
do not stop/skip medicines without doctor's advice
Answered: Thu, 12 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response

under rntcp programme pediatric tb requires treatment from 6 to 8 months

depending upon the category(1 or 2 or 3) to which he belongs. so consult ur

pediatrician today and follow the chemotherapy course.continue
taking drugs without failure. take care
Answered: Thu, 12 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Tulasi Raman.P's  Response
Hi Nancy,

Treatment of TB in children depends on the category of TB to which your nephew belongs. Categorization of TB is done based on the extent of TB involvement.

I will tell you about the treatment details in general

Total duration of the treatment will be 2 months Plus 4 or 6 months.

The first 2 months is called the initial phase. This is aggressive therapy where you will be put on 3-5 drugs depending on the extent of TB involved.

Remaining 4 or 6 months is called continuation phase. This is to kill dormant TB organism in the body.

I share this link with you which will explain to you about Childhood TB in detail

I hope my answer has been adequate and informative.
Answered: Thu, 12 May 2011
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