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Can you get typhoid from kissing?

Can you get typhoid from kissing?

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. ...Read more

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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting ...Read more


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Can one get typhoid through sex or kissing?

Can one get typhoid through sex or kissing?

Typhoid???: Why a question about typhoid from new jersey? You could have sex with the entire population of voorhees and not get typhoid, because there's no typhoid in the United States. ...Read more

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Does typhoid spread by kissing?

Does typhoid spread by kissing?

Not so likely.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual way typhoid and other salmonella infections are spread. ...Read more

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Can kissing transmit typhoid from an infected person to an uninfected person?

Not usual mode of: transmission. But CDC states: "Try to avoid close contact, such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people who are sick." http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/typhoid ...Read more

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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?

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?

See answer: 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. ...Read more

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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

Typhoid: Typhoid is usually acquired through consumption of water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of one with the disease. Transmission through sexual contact is rare and that is through anal sex. Your chances are low. I can find no recommendation to use antibiotics in a prophylactic manner. Good hand and food hygiene and vaccination are your best protections. ...Read more

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Do Patient have to cross every stage of typhoid to get well.Or patient can get well at earlier stage.

May get well: With proper treatment, they may get well sooner than dealing with the full wrath of the disease. ...Read more

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I had the hepatitis and typhoid shots in 2009 before going overseas. Do I have to get another shot before I go to cambodia again?

I had the hepatitis and typhoid shots in 2009 before going overseas. Do I have to get another shot before I go to cambodia again?

Maybe not, but . . .: Travelers to asia can be vaccinated against diseases such as hep a, hep b, and typhoid, before traveling. A typhoid vaccine injection may be wearing off after 3 yrs (the oral typhoid vaccine is said to last about 5 yrs). If a traveler is a routine, short-term tourist, he doesn't have to check his hep a&b antibodies. If he is staying long-term or at high risk, he can get antibodies checked first. ...Read more

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If you start to have symptoms of typhoid, how long ago did you get exposed?

If you start to have symptoms of typhoid, how long ago did you get exposed?

May depend: Generally 4-10 days, but can be more rapid depending upon organism load, whether you were on antibiotics, if you have low gastric acid, and other factors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with typhoid fever?

What are the symptoms you get with typhoid fever?

Fever and abd pain: Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhi. You get it from contaminated food or water, usually in underdeveloped countries. Symptoms include high fever, fatigue, weakness, sore throat and abdominal pain. Some people get a rash. Children are more likely to get diarrhea than adults. Typhoid is treated with antibiotics and fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How do you get typhoid fever? Where does it come from?

How do you get typhoid fever? Where does it come from?

Infectious Disease: TyphoidFever is caused by a Bacteria called Salmonela Typhi and is contacted by eating contaminated food that is handled by a person who is passing the bacteria in the feces and does not wash hands properly,And if there is sewage contamination in drinking water It is more common in countries where hand washing is not practiced and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage Not common in USA ...Read more

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What to have to get rid of typhoid in terms of food and medicine?

What to have to get rid of typhoid in terms of food and medicine?

Assuming you are: Referring to Salmonella typhi infection, the treatment is antibiotics, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) or Amoxicillin and related drugs, though drug resistance is widespread. Maintaining hydration with salted boiled water with rice mixed in to provide carbohydrates is the old fashioned remedy. It's so effective that it's still used to keep up with losses from diarrhea. Vaccination is still beneficial. Drugs, fluids, salt. ...Read more

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Please what can I do to get permanent relief from typhoid fever? I get relapse every year.

Please what can I do to get permanent relief from typhoid fever? I get relapse every year.

Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by salmonella strains. Prevention is best with proper sanitation and good personal hygiene. Clean food preparation and hand washing can aide in prevention. Proper public sanitation practices are needed. There are vaccines for prevention. Not sure if they are available in your public health department. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Why do i get typhoid after every few months . Is ws daignosed in december did proper treatment now again the same?

Why do i get typhoid after every few months . Is ws daignosed in december did proper treatment now again the same?

Treatment Failure: Reinfection with new Typhoid infection so soon is rare. Make sure the length of treatment was sufficient and the drug used. was appropriate. Some medicines may be ineffective against the typhoid bacteria, due to resistant bacteria. Ask your doctor to check culture result this time to make sure u get the right antibiotic. Medicine quality is another issue in some countries. Pl check manufacturer. ...Read more

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Why does spleen get enlarged during typhoid and paratyphoid??

Why does spleen get enlarged during typhoid and paratyphoid??

Spleen fights for u: The spleen is an immune organ-- and as such it may become enlarged when the body is fighting an infection such as typhoid or paratyphoid. It's important to have a spleen because infections can actually be alot worse without one. The size of the spleen can be followed by a doctor. Hope u can get good treatment. ...Read more

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I am informed a lot of people in countries like the us or uk probably wouldn't get typhoid, but if they did, what would be the course of treatment?

I am informed a lot of people in countries like the us or uk probably wouldn't get typhoid, but if they did, what would be the course of treatment?

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. ...Read more

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If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

Not fun: When you get typhoid fever, you get fevers, chills, belly aches, and faint rose salmon colored spots on your belly and chest. This is not a fun souvenir to bring home from your vacation. It *can* be prevented. Good luck and enjoy your trip! ...Read more

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Do i need to get typhoid vaccination to go to costa rica?

Do i need to get typhoid vaccination to go to costa rica?

CDC website: Go to the website cdc.Gov and click on the vaccine area. Once in there, the section on travel is the place to get all your answers. You can enter in the country and get the up-to-date recommendations and requirements for any country in the world. Have a great trip! ...Read more