Pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Bacterial Infection affecting the lungs
  • Symptoms may include cough, spitting up of blood, tiredness, fever and night sweats
    Spread by breathing in infected droplets from the air
    Affects males and females but more common in persons with a weakened immune system
  • Can occur at any age
    May be mild without symptoms to severe
  • Life threatening if left untreated

  • Stay at home
  • Rest
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Wear a mask when talking with others and have them wear one as well

 

FOR COUGH

  • Increase fluids (especially water)
  • Suck on cough drops or hard sweets (candy)
  • Use a cool air humidifier in room
  • Avoid lung irritants such as smoke, household cleaners or allergens
  • Over-the-counter cough medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Guaifenesin
    • Dextromethorphan

 

FOR FEVER

  • Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

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