If you have been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), you may be experiencing symptoms that include fatigue, fatigue headaches, fever, and sore throat.
To be safe, stay home and avoid strenuous activity, especially when you’re sick, or if you have a fever.
If you’re already infected with TB, you can get vaccinated against the bacteria with a tuberculin-resistant tuberculosis vaccine (TuberiT) if you already have a positive TB test result.
Tuberculosis vaccines contain a different type of drug, called a biologic agent, that protects against other bacteria and viruses, such as coronavirus.
In fact, some strains of the TB vaccine also contain a drug called bacillus thuringiensis (BST), which prevents TB from infecting the body, but can make it difficult to fight the infection.
BST prevents the bacteria from replicating, making it harder to fight.
In some cases, patients who get the vaccine may have other side effects, such a fever, headache, or nausea, that can be worse than symptoms.
Treatments that can help people get better:The most common side effects are fatigue, headaches, and nausea, but some people also experience muscle aches and soreness.
These side effects can be more severe than those of the drug-tuberculin vaccine.
In addition, some people may feel more irritable, nervous, or even violent.
If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, the CDC recommends seeking medical attention.
If the side effects worsen, people may need to get more medical care, such the antibiotic tetracycline, an antibiotic that helps relieve muscle pain and pain associated with a viral infection.
If you’re experiencing fatigue, you may have to stay home or do physical activity to get better.
If your symptoms worsen, it may be time to seek medical attention, even if you don’t have symptoms.
Treatment options include taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), a medicine that helps you feel better.
Treatment of the flu can help, too, and some flu vaccines are also approved for flu.
For more information, visit the CDC’s TB Prevention website.