8-to-8 Urgent Care- All About Tuberculosis
When most people hear "tuberculosis" they recognize the term but usually do not know much about the disease. At 8-2-8 Urgent Care, conveniently located in beautiful Oceanside CA, we focus on educating our patients on the symptoms and causes of tuberculosis (or TB). By educating patients, our doctors hope that they can better prevent TB and help you and your loved ones avoid the illness completely.
Here are some common questions asked about TB:
TB is an airborne virus that is caused by a bacteria, and is very contagious in closed communities. When an infected individual coughs or sneezes, the TB bacteria in the air can infect people nearby.
TB can be latent or active, with the latter being more serious. For TB infection, symptoms can include coughing and chest pain, and sometimes weight loss or chills.
TB can infect anyone, but there are certain populations that are most susceptible to getting TB. For example, people who have weakened immune systems or have previously been infected with TB are more likely to get TB. In addition, young children and individuals who abuse drugs are more likely to be infected with TB.
While TB is a very serious disease, it is easily preventable if you take the proper precautions and see a physician as soon as you first notice symptoms. At 8-2-8 Urgent Care in Oceanside CA, we offer hassle free walk-in appointments at our clinic every day during our hours of 8 am to 8 pm. Whether you require immediate attention or are interested in primary care services, our physicians will work with you to provide excellent medical care. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones feel better soon!