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A 39-year-old member asked:

What could be the course of treatment for someone who has typhoid fever?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Antibiotics/Fluids/&: Treatment of Typhoid fever includes Antibiotics like Ampcillin/Amoxicillin and Bactrim and rarely Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or cephalosporin in case of resistant organisms on culture and sensitivity And supportive care like Bed Rest and Fluids and antipyretics if needed And those who become chronically ill 3%to5% may need long term anibiotics.And often need Gall Bladder Removal
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what would the course of treatment be for someone who has typhoid fever?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Typhoid: Typhoid fever is treated with antibiotics. Resistance to multiple antibiotics is increasing among Salmonella that cause typhoid fever. Choices for antibiotic therapy include fluoroquinolones, ceftriaxone, and azithromycin. Persons who do not get treatment may continue to have fever for weeks or months, and as many as 20% may die from complications of the infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

Typhoid fever treatment?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Typhoid Fever: Typically vaccination prior to leaving to places endemic with this deadly bacteria. Otherwise it depends on the strain. Usually fluoroquinolone antibiotics and supportive therapy unless resistant strain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for typhoid fever?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Typhoid: Typhoid, the classic cause for enteric fever, caused by salmonella enterica serotype typhi can be treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), Ciprofloxacin or ceftriaxone. Some strains are resistent especially to the first two.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of typhoid fever in someone?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Fever: Which increases step-wise so that at the end of the first week is continuously high, abdominal pain and confusion, so called coma vigil.
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