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Transmission of Tuberculosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi sir
User :   Sir my wife was diagnosed with TB in jan..firstly dr had removed water frm her right chest n then given antibiotics
User :   Plural effusion they said.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   since then v havent engaged in any kind of sexual activity be it kissing,oral sex or penetrative sex..i wanted to ask is it fine to do it now or shud we wait for few months more?
User :   she has been taking medicines since last 1-1.5 months regularly nw
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would still advise you to be a bit more patient regarding Oral sex or Kissing, But you can go ahead with penetrative sex.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would rather always advise you to abstain from Oral sex which may cause a gamut of complications.
User :   sure sir
User :   but what about kissing ?till how much time we shud abstain from it?
Doctor :   Has the doctor advised he to take medication for 4 and a half months or 6 months
User :   6 months
Doctor :   Then I would say 6 months.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because Oro-nasal route is the most easiest way to T.B Spreads
User :   is thr anyother precautions we should take so that the disease doesn spread to others?the dr said that her TB is nt infectious
Doctor :   Just take care , if she has any cough or cold , she has to cover herself so that the aerosols dont spread. There is no big danger in any other route.
Doctor :   Just have to take care she has healthy diet
User :   diet as in ?
Doctor :   as the antibiotics are very powerful
Doctor :   She has to take lot of fruits, juices, veggies, dry fruits and iron rich diet - legumes, green leaves, sprouts.
User :   n wht abt non veg?
Doctor :   Yes she can , lots of red meat - proteineceous diet, small fish, chicken and eggs.
Doctor :   How is her apetite now ?
User :   her dr advised her to have 2 eggs daily..
Doctor :   Yes that would be very helpful.
User :   its she feels hungrier than b4
User :   But Sir eggs of any kinds like broiler chckn eggs or only desi chckn eggs?
Doctor :   Good , please give her one more additional diet supplement : Doctor :   1. Threptin Biscuits
Doctor :   As you know , anything natural is good for health, if you have desi , it is always better.
User :   ok
User :   only threptin biscuits or anythg to add to it?
Doctor :   And all the diet measures that I have advised.
User :   nd will it be available anywhr or particular medical shops?
Doctor :   Any shop .
Doctor :   May I know her age please ?
User :   is eating out advisale to her
User :   25
Doctor :   take care and do give her lot of iron supplements.
User :   thks sir
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   bye for now
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