i have been diagnosed wit pulmonary kochs last October. My Doctor never took my sputum for test. I never had long term cough also. Doctor did a tuberculin skin test(positive results) also took a CT scan of chest. CT chest reveals multiple enlarged necrotic lymphnodes noted in left prevascular, paratracheal region. From these two reports Doctor diagnosed pulmonary kochs. Then I had full 2 moths course of TB Medicines. Now I'm on Rcinex 600 tablet(per day). I want to know is this a drug resistant TB? Also How harmfull I'm to other people? Should i stop going to public places? I really want to know will this disease get cured completely? Also How harmful is the smoking while treatement of TB is going on?
You should stop smoking immediately. These areas aren't going to heal well if you are smoking. It takes months of medications to get rid of the mycobacterium that is causing this. You've been on meds for 2 months so you shouldn't be hazardous to others. I have seen people on meds for over a year until they get this resolved. It is TB. Your chest x-ray will probably always show spots but the mycobacterium won't be active. And DO NOT ever get a skin test for TB again.
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