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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
Typhoid. .. can we get it by kissing a carrier but he/she doesn't have any symptoms of the disease at the moment. .
Kiss typhoid: Not likely but possible. Called a carrier who does not have symptoms. ...Read more
If a person has recurrent typhoid infections say every year, so can he/she transmit the disease through kissing etc?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why do I get typhoid after every few months. Is ws daignosed in december did proper treatment now again the same?
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
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
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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