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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for lymph node tuberculosis, fever and cough

Hi doc I have been diagnosed to have lymph node tuberculosis.. I have been started on AKT since 24 days.. But I am still having fever and cough plus I feel sick and lethargic all the time... My lymph node of neck is also swollen considerably.. My concern is when the symptoms will go away?? .. So that atleast I feel Lil relaxed and can eat proper food..
Fri, 2 Jan 2015
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Hello
Since your lymph nodes are enlarged and diagnosed tuberculosis of lymph nodes ( tubercular lymphadenitis ) .
Your treating doctor advised you AKT-4 ( rifampicin, isoniazide , ethambutol and pyrazinamide ) .
This is the best treatment and it take some time to respond .
When such case visit I also advise my patient to take levofloxacin 10-12 mg / kg body weight in the night with pantoprazole -d for to avoid nausea .
AKT-4 must be as a regular medicine .
Since few patient feels loss of appetite so advised them to take some appetizer .
So need not to worry ,wait for another 10 days and you will respond to this anti tubercular treatment .
Before starting any medicine ( levofloxacin ) , consult your treating physician and get his opinion.
Good luck
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Suggest treatment for lymph node tuberculosis, fever and cough

Hello Since your lymph nodes are enlarged and diagnosed tuberculosis of lymph nodes ( tubercular lymphadenitis ) . Your treating doctor advised you AKT-4 ( rifampicin, isoniazide , ethambutol and pyrazinamide ) . This is the best treatment and it take some time to respond . When such case visit I also advise my patient to take levofloxacin 10-12 mg / kg body weight in the night with pantoprazole -d for to avoid nausea . AKT-4 must be as a regular medicine . Since few patient feels loss of appetite so advised them to take some appetizer . So need not to worry ,wait for another 10 days and you will respond to this anti tubercular treatment . Before starting any medicine ( levofloxacin ) , consult your treating physician and get his opinion. Good luck