What are the basic symptoms of TB?

What are the basic symptoms of TB?

Signs and symptoms of active TB include:

  • Coughing for three or more weeks.
  • Coughing up blood or mucus.
  • Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing.
  • Unintentional weight loss.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Chills.

How does TB cough looks like?

In time the cough produces a lot of phlegm (sputum), which may be bloodstained. Other common symptoms are a high temperature (fever), sweats, feeling unwell, weight loss, pains in the chest, and poor appetite. You may become breathless if the infection progresses and damages the lungs.

How do you test for TB at home?

Latest fluorescent probe can detect tuberculosis bacteria using a homemade light box and a mobile-phone camera. A highly specific and sensitive fluorescent molecule can rapidly detect tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in sputum samples, according to work published this week in Nature Chemistry1.

How did TB start?

TB in humans can be traced back to 9,000 years ago in Atlit Yam, a city now under the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Israel. Archeologists found TB in the remains of a mother and child buried together. The earliest written mentions of TB were in India (3,300 years ago) and China (2,300 years ago).

What type of fever is TB?

Fever typically developed in the late afternoon or evening in 66% of the cases, and this typical fever was significantly more common in patients less 60 years of age (p less than 0.05). The fever was low grade (less than 38.5 degrees C) in 59% of the cases.

Can TB be without cough?

Although tuberculosis is most well-known for causing a distinctive cough, there are other types of tuberculosis in which individuals don’t experience the symptom at all. Two types of the disease don’t produce a cough: Bone and joint TB and latent TB.

How can I control my TB at home?

Do not go to work or school while the TB infection is in the active phase. Ensure proper ventilation of the patient’s room. Cover the mouth while sneezing or coughing….Taking prescribed medicines –

  1. Keep regular follow-up with the doctor.
  2. Take the medicines as prescribed.
  3. Report any side effects of the medicines.

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