A member asked:

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not contagious, &improved. Doctor will not give u an antibiotic as a precaution. U may never develop the disease. If u do develop a fever the diagnosis becomes easier and u will be promptly treated. Make sure u include a blood culture in the tests ordered.

Answered Mar 3, 2018



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