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Asked by : deepamotu on Tue, 14 Dec 2010
Asked in :Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB
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my dad has Lung TB, which was diagonised 20 days back. He has been put on antibiotics and other drugs by the physician.
Should we isolate him or what are the best ways or measures we family members should take to avoid the bacteria from sprading.
Pls advise as i have a child whose age is 6 yrs, i'm very much worried


Answered by : simipaknikar on Thu, 16 Dec 2010

Since your dad started treatment 20 days ago, he may soon be (if not already)non-infective. There is no need to isolate him. He should cover his mouth while coughing and dispose his sputum properly. You should ensure that he takes his medications on time. You could take your child to a doctor and get a skin test for tuberculosis done and treat if necessary. Anyone in the family suffering from cough for a long time should get a checkup done. Though tuberculosis is contagious, it is completely curable.


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