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How the typhoid fever will cure?

How the typhoid fever will cure?

With Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and Azithromycine
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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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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What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

Multiple: A gradual step-wise increase in fevers, often to as high as 105+, constipation, lassitude, malaise, shaking chills. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is typhoid fever?

How harmful for your health is typhoid fever?

Quite curable: The symptoms can be mild or severe and include increasing high fever, headache, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the trunk and an enlarged spleen and liver. With antibiotic treatment, the death rate is less than 1% so the key is to recognizing it before it possibly becomes deadly. Less than 5% of people become carriers and can pass it on chronically. ...Read more

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What medicine is used to clear typhoid fever?

What medicine is used to clear typhoid fever?

Antibiotics/cipro: To treat and cure typhoid fever you need to be given antibiotics, like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) iv, but in pregnant women you can use ceftriaxone.
Beside that supportive therapy IV fluids etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Typhoid fever?

What is the definition or description of: Typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is an infection caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. It is spread through contaminated food or water or through person to person contact. Symptoms may include: fever, headache, abdominal pain, & constipation or diarrhea. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/typhoid-fever/basics/definition/con-20028553 ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Could you tell me what are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

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What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

Anybody: Any competent doctor can treat typhoid fever, but since not many doctors in the usa have seen this disease it may be best to have an infectious diseases expert involved in its management. ...Read more

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What's the scientific name for typhoid fever?

What's the scientific name for typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever: Is the name of the disease. It is caused by salmonella typhi, actually salmonella enterica serotype typhi. The name means typhus-like. The word typhus comes from the greek for cloudy, referring to the altered mental status that can occur, so-called coma vigil. ...Read more

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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and Azithromycine
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

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. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure typhoid fever?

It can if sensitive: It can if the bacteria is still sensitive to Amoxicillin.There has been lot of resistance to Amoxicillin for last several years and is not recommended as first line antibiotics.
Cipro and Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Ceftrioxone are first line antibiotics recommended till culture and sensitivity report is available ...Read more

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What is the treatment for typhoid fever?

What is the treatment for typhoid fever?

With Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, Azithromycine&Bactrim
But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world
Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever ehow!: In a nutshell: bug in human feces (typhoid Mary) -- evades gut with less acid, taken up by M cells in the small gut. Causes diarrhea at times bloody (dysentery) and if bad --a hole in the bowel (needs surgery). Can go to lymphatics then blood stream, then macrophages (cells that chew bacteria) in liver/spleen/bone marrow -- back in blood/sepsis and quite ill or gallbladder (cholecysitis/carrier). ...Read more

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What happens if I sat in clinic next to someone that has typhoid fever?

What happens if I sat in clinic next to someone that has typhoid fever?

Probably nothing: Typhoid fever is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, not by casual contact. If you shared food with them, not wise. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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How much days fever stay after taking proper treatment for typhoid fever?

It can be prolonged: Even with appropriate therapy, enteric fever due to typhoid can have 7 days or more of fever. ...Read more

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What is the limit in a Widal test to determine if a person has typhoid fever?

What is the limit in a Widal test to determine if a person has typhoid fever?

LimitsToWidalTest: A single Widal Test is is of no use in diagnosis of Typhoid Fever as there can be cross reacting infections like Malaria so there has to be fourfold increase in the titer like1in40to1in160 in the course of infection or conversion from igM raction to igG reaction at least same titer as igM
The best and most reliable test is Blood Culture for Salmonella Typhi ...Read more

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

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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One month after being treatrd with 14 days antibiotic tratment of typhoid fever, can I preapare food for my family now?

One month after being treatrd with 14 days antibiotic tratment of typhoid fever, can I preapare food for my family now?

Salmonella typhi: According to literature about 1-4% of patients with salmonella typhi infection become chronic carriers and hence can be contagious for up to a year or longer. You need to have stool cultures to determine if you still have salmonella bacteria in your feces. I would avoid handling and preparing any food for now, especially raw foods/salads and use very thorough hand hygiene ...Read more

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I tested my semen there was noticeable presence of WBCs, during that time I was suffering from typhoid fever. Is it normal?

I tested my semen there was noticeable presence of WBCs, during that time I was suffering from typhoid fever. Is it normal?

No: No. Typhoid fever should not manifest in your semen. By definition, you probably have subclinical prostatitis that you may want to address if you are concerned about infertility, even if you are asymptomatic. ("Prostatitis" won't "infect" your semen, but may contribute to less volume or other semen characteristic.) ...Read more

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How long is the duration of antibiotic course for typhoid fever. Does one repeat the test to figure out if the duration is to be increased. Thanks.

How long is the duration of antibiotic course for typhoid fever. Does one repeat the test to figure out if the duration is to be increased. Thanks.

Recommend: Usual duration of antibiotics therapy for invasive salmonellosis- thyroid fever around 10-14days. Repeated blood culture after fever is down make sense ...Read more

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My typhoid fever is gone sixty days back, but weakness is still existing. There is anxiety. How long I will take for full recovery? I am 48 years old.

My typhoid fever is gone sixty days back, but weakness is still existing. There is anxiety. How long I will take for full recovery? I am 48 years old.

At 60 days,: You have passed the typical recovery time. Fever persists for 3-4 weeks; at 60 days you should be beyond it. About 1/10 people do relapse, so you should work with your doctor/have further testing to exclude. It is surely understandable that you would feel anxious after such an illness; this may be contributing to your sense of weakness. Pursue good nutrition, rest, activity. Work closely with Doc. ...Read more

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I had typhoid fever about 2 months ago & I finished course of antibiotics and felt well until two weeks ago I began feeling symptoms again. Is it back?

I had typhoid fever about 2 months ago & I finished course of antibiotics and felt well until two weeks ago I began feeling symptoms again. Is it back?

Unlikely: If you actually had typhoid fever and recovered you have probably developed antibodies to the organism and should not get a systemic recurrence although you can carry the bacteria in your gall bladder. Do not know what symptoms you are having but would suggest that you see a doctor and get evaluated. Best. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin the only antibiotic to be used for typhoid fever?

Is azithromycin the only antibiotic to be used for typhoid fever?

Yes.: The only reasons that you would not do this is if the person has sepsis (blood stream infection from typhoid fever) or is allergic to the medication. Single-agent treatment with Azithromycin is a standard therapy, even in most multiply-resistant strains. ...Read more

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What are tests for typhoid fever?

What are tests for typhoid fever?

Blood culture: The best way to diagnose typhoid (after asking the right questions and clinical suspicion!) is to culture blood, stool, or sometimes even bone marrow. The older "widal test" (demonstrating anti-somatic and anti-flagellar antibodies in blood) is unreliable, but often used in the developing world due to its low cost. There are newer antigen/antibody tests becoming available. ...Read more

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Can we do workout in typhoid fever?

Can we do workout in typhoid fever?

Typhoid is serious: From my experience, people with typhoid fever/enteric fever are really sick, weak, debilitated. I would suggest some rest.
But if you feel energetic enough to exercise, good for you!
just don't get dehydrated! ...Read more

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How to know if I have typhoid fever?

How to know if I have typhoid fever?

Typhoid: Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more