Q. Kindly advice diet for a TB patient under DOTS treatment.

Answered by
Dr. C Elanchezhian
and medically reviewed by Nithila A
Published on May 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

My father is 48 years old. He is suffering from pleural effusion and TB for the last two months. DOTS treatment is going on. I want to know what foods should he take and what should he avoid?

Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Good your father is under treatment, continue without any break, that is the most important thing. Diet also plays a vital role in TB treatment. Consume fruits, and vegetables like orange, mango, sweet pumpkin, carrots, guava, amla, tomato, nuts, and seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin A, C and E. Protein-rich foods, and foods rich in B complex Vitamins should be taken. Ask him to have a boiled egg daily. He needs more protein because they aspirate effusion fluid from the chest, that is rich in protein. So there will be protein loss. To compensate add more protein-rich food.

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