Tuberculosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • How did I get tuberculosis?
  • I work at a hospital. Should I tell my manager that I may have gotten tuberculosis at work?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Will I develop active tuberculosis?
  • If my symptoms get worse, when should I call my doctor?
  • Is it safe for me to be around my family?
  • Is there anything I can take to make my cough go away?
  • I’m on other medicines. What medicines are safe to take with my tuberculosis medicines?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor?
  • Will my tuberculosis ever be cured?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/96