Why must I finish my TB treatment even though I feel better?

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The TB germ dies very slowly. It will take at least six months for the drugs to kill all the TB germs. After a while, you may start to feel better, but it is very important to finish the treatment. If you do not take your pills every day the germs will become active again and they may become resistant to the drugs. This is very serious because you will need stronger medicine which has to be taken for a longer period to kill the new germs.

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