Tuberculosis Treatment And Side Effects

Tuberculosis Treatment
With proper tuberculosis treatment, it is almost always curable. Docs usually prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria that cause TB. But you have to take them for six to nine months. The type of medications you take and for what period you need to take them depends on which works the best for you to eradicate your TB. Some antibiotics may not work for you. Then it is drug-resistant TB. If you are suffering from this type, then you may have to take stronger medications for a long time. Tuberc...

Tuberculosis Symptoms & TB Prevention

Tuberculosis Symptoms
In most cases, the tuberculosis symptoms do not show up. The reason for this is the germs causing TB can live in your body without making you sick. Moreover most people with tuberculosis can fight off the germs before they can spread. Docs call this type as Latent TB infection. But if the germs survive and start multiplying, you can get sick with TB. Docs call this type as active TB infection. Tuberculosis Symptoms Fever Chills Pain in the chest Cough that lasts for three weeks or...

Overview of Tuberculosis – TB Basics

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. People commonly refer to it as TB. Globally tuberculosis is the second largest killer among the diseases caused by a single infectious agent. It may also spread to other parts of the body such as spine and brain. The main cause of TB is a type of bacteria - Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antibiotics is used to cure most cases of TB. But the cure takes long time. You should be under medication for at least six to nine months. How Does Tu...

Swine Flu Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Swine Flu Symptoms
The World Health Organization called it a pandemic as swine flu was spreading fast around the world in 2009. From then on people are getting sick from H1N1 flu but not as many when it first appeared. Even though swine flu isn't that scary as it was a few years ago, but still it is important to protect yourself from it. Swine flu symptoms are pretty much the same as seasonal flu. It can also cause more serious health issues for some people just like seasonal flu. Symptoms of Swine Flu Swine...

Swine Flu – Risk Factors & Causes

Swine flu is actually H1N1 flu. It is commonly called swine flu as in the past, the people who caught it had direct contact with pigs. It is a new strain of influenza virus which causes symptoms similar to the common flu. In humans it was discovered in the year 2009 and became a pandemic. Contagious diseases that affect people all over the world or on multiple continents at the same time are pandemics. H1N1 is highly contagious like with other strains of flu. It quickly spreads from person to...

Encephalitis Diagnosis and Treatment

encephalitis diagnosis
Encephalitis as we know is an inflammation of the brain tissue. Viral infection is the most common cause. In rare cases, bacteria and fungi can also cause encephalitis. Your doctor will do the primary encephalitis diagnosis. If the doctor suspects encephalitis, they perform further diagnostic tests. Encephalitis Diagnosis Doctors will first look for the classic symptoms such as headache, fever, confusion and sometimes seizures in adults. While in younger children, they will look for poor appet...

Encephalitis Symptoms and Causes

Encephalitis is a condition which occurs when either the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks the brain tissue or from a viral infection. It is an acute inflammation i.e. swelling of the brain. The meaning of acute in medicine is that which occurs abruptly and develops fast and requires immediate care. Viral infection is the most common cause. The attempt of the body to fight off the virus results in the inflammation of the brain. This condition usually begins with a headache and fever...