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Suggest Treatment For Latent Tuberculosis Infection

hi i am suffering from latent tuberclosis and taking its medicines as per the physician's advice. I am facing severe hairfall since last 4 months and now i am really afraid of touching a comb to my hair even once in a day.Please advice me a better treatment for that.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Treatment of Latent TB infection consists of rifampicin and isoniazid.
Amongst these drugs, isoniazid can cause hair loss.
So if you are taking isoniazid then you should stop this drug.
Also rule out hyperthyroidism by doing Thyroid function test.
Avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Suggest Treatment For Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Treatment of Latent TB infection consists of rifampicin and isoniazid. Amongst these drugs, isoniazid can cause hair loss. So if you are taking isoniazid then you should stop this drug. Also rule out hyperthyroidism by doing Thyroid function test. Avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.