Primary Complex is a tuberculosis (TB) infection which is spread by an adult infected with tuberculosis to young children through coughing, sneezing, talking, and even breathing. Children are most easily exposed to it through inhalation as a person with an active TB coughs up the germs which is inhaled by the kid.
Most common symptoms of Primary Complex are:
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area
- Night sweating
- Prolonged and persistent coughs
- Persistent fever that occurs in the afternoon or at night
Treatment for Primary Complex takes a long time, it will take six months to kill the bacteria that lead to tuberculosis. Medications should be given continuously for the given period and as much as possible the patient should never miss a dose. Drug combinations of Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide and Isoniazid were given to my youngest son to cure his infection. I, personally see to it that he took the doses religiously to ward off the disease.
It is crucial to treat primary complex because if it is left untreated, it may eventually evolve into active tuberculosis. It is advisable to immediately seek the advice of your pediatrician once you see symptoms in your kids.
Note: Prevention is the key to treating and minimizing the spread of TB. This is achieved through vaccinations, such as the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. Contact tracing using skin testing and x-ray should be performed on relatives and friends of patients with TB as an effective way to detect early cases of TB that have not yet presented with symptoms. Proper diagnosis must include a chest X-ray and skin and sputum tests, and proper treatment must include drugs.
Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes raw vegetables and pure filtered water. Pears, pear juice, and pear sauce can also be helpful, as pears can help hasten healing of the lungs. Other helpful foods include fenugreek and alfalfa sprouts, garlic, pomegranate, and all forms of fermented milk such as yogurt and kefir.
Herbs: Combine the tinctures of echinacea, elecampane, and mullein in equal parts and take one teaspoon three times a day. This remedy is very effective for soothing the lungs.
Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.
Juice Therapy: Combine raw potato juice with an equal amount of carrot juice. Add one teaspoon of olive or almond oil and one teaspoon of honey, and drink three glasses each day.
Lifestyle: Get plenty of fresh air, rest, light, exercise, and relaxation.
Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements are recommended for TB: Vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, Vitamin E, multiminerals, essential fatty acids, zinc, garlic capsules, citrus seed extract, lipotropic formula, deglycerinated licorice, and lung glandulars.
Topical Treatment: Eucalyptus oil packs applied topically over the lungs can help break up congestion and collected fluids.