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Infant having cold and cough, montox test positive. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with the query
User:I have 8 months old son
User:He had suffered from Cough and cold almost 10 days , when we taken him to doctor
User:Doctor suggested for montox test and the result was 1.1 and they said it is positive
User:And minimal...and told to take 6 months treatment and recently we went to another specialist and he suggested for anti tb igm and it came negative
Doctor:ok the result of 1.1 .was it the millimetre reading
Doctor:meaning 1.1mm
Doctor:how is the cough and cold now
Doctor:any x XXXXXXX taken
User:In x XXXXXXX nothing is there as per both doctors
Doctor:1.1 unit is not the reading value
Doctor:it is the test dose amount given
Doctor:the value in mm or thick round swelling which will be marked on his arm is the reading value
User:It was very little
User:On his hand
Doctor:if that is above 5 mm then it can be considered positive
User:No it is not
User:It is below 5
Doctor:tb igm is negative
ok, and also
Doctor:was he near any tb patients
User:No contacts
Doctor:ok, how is the area you live in
Doctor:like any residents who have any illness
Doctor:how is he now
Doctor:I doubt he has TB ,
Doctor:it just seems to be cough and cold
Doctor:avoid going near sick people
Doctor:especially hospitals
Doctor:only when necessary if you should take your child for check up you can take him
Doctor:do not worry
Doctor:do you have any more queries
User:We are using tablets for that
User:From one mnth
Doctor:for TB?
Doctor:I think you should visit the second doctor who did the Ig test
Doctor:I do not think the tablet is necessary
User:Then recently we went for tb igm and resulted negative
Doctor:yes that is why i feel the tablet is not necessary and you should consult the second doctor
Doctor:because he can gve better tretament
User:Consulted second doctor yesterday
User:He said he does not have tb
User:And recomended for chest specialist
Doctor:yes you can sk him whether to dicontinue tablets
User:For clarity
User:He is also in confusion
Doctor:no do not worry , which area do you stay in
Doctor:i will suggest a good pulmonolgist to you
Doctor:our team will mail you
User:Is he tb specialist
Doctor:all chest diseases
User:Please suggest me
Doctor:yes we will mail you
Doctor:send me your phone number
User:Is it possible to get appointment today
Doctor:ok we will get back to you witrh details
User:Thank you
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