After the consultation with the physician, the following tips will be helpful:
Stop the spread of infection
Most cases of pneumonia and active TB infections are contagious, so it’s a good idea to practice measures that stop the spread of infection.
If possible, stay at home until you recover or until the doctor informs you that you’re no longer contagious; this is especially true for tuberculosis since you’re likely contagious until you complete the first two weeks of your treatment. When around people, be sure to wear a mask.
Of course, don’t forget basic infection control practices like frequent handwashing, disinfection, and no sharing of utensils.
Finally, consider contacting the people you’ve come in close contact with before your diagnosis. This way, they can watch out for respiratory symptoms and intervene when needed.
Take your medicines
Another important part of treating both pneumonia and tuberculosis is to take the prescribed medications as ordered.