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what to do if i have enteric chronic typhoid and i am carrier ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Typhoid carrier: See an infectious disease specialist for treatment and don/t work handling food. Always wash your hands after using BR.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you get typhoid from kissing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you avoid getting typhoid?

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Dr. Walid Abuhammour
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Clean water and cock: Clean water and eating cocked food.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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clean water and WHAT???????
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A 33-year-old member asked:

If you are ill from another sickness, are you they more susceptible to typhoid?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Possible: Typhoid infection requires a large number of bacteria taken orally from fecally contaminated materials. If you have low stomach acid either from an underlying disease, or you are taking antacids it reduces the number of bacteria necessary to infect you. Also, prior use of antibiotics may open binding sites on the intestinal surface which makes it easier for salmonella typhi to attach.
A 37-year-old member asked:

One of my close friends has typhoid. What kind of precautions should he take?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Treatment: He should get treated with antibiotics and be followed by a doctor.
A member asked:

I've recently recovered from a bout of typhoid. Are there any dietary restrictions I should be following?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Usually not: Typhoid is a systemic infection with fever, usually contracted by travel to developing countries. It is not often associated with diarrhea, but it can be. A normal healthy diet would be appropriate. If diarrhea is an issue, this needs to be reported to one's physician, during active diarrhea, most physicians advise to avoid milk and milk products since they can make the diarrhea worse.

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