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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 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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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
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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

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Why isn't my typhoid fever going away?

Why isn't my typhoid fever going away?

We can not answer: We can not asnswer your question as we do not know what antibiotics you are taking and if you are hospitalized for it
Typhoid Fever is a serious infectious disease and most of the time treated in the hospital after confirming with blood and stool and other tests and treated with IV Antibiotics under medical supervision
Discuss your case with your doctor and follow up with him/her ...Read more

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What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever/abdominal pain: Fever often high.loss of appetite, Constipation, some times diarrhea, abdominal pain in a country where Typhoid is endemic like India and others. Patients look sick. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting typhoid fever?

Who is at risk of getting typhoid fever?

Travellors ToEndemic: All travelers to countries where Typhoid is endemic and personal hygiene is poor like hand washing in food handlers and if you have not received the Typhoid Vaccine
Than you are at risk for getting infected with Typhoid Fever
To prevent getting Typhoid while travelling to those countries get Vaccine against Typhoid Fever is most important to protect yourself. And don't eat in cheap places ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

HighFeverLethargy&am: The incubation is 1to2 weeks. Symptoms include
High Fever as high as 104 degree
Headaches
Poor Appetite
Lethargy
Generalised Aches and Pains
Diarrhea or constipation
Abdominal Pain
Chest congestion may develop in many patients
10% of patients have relapse with recurrent symptoms after feeling better for 1to2 weeks.
In some cases patients have rash flat rose color spots ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever and belly pain: Typhoid usually presents with progressive fever and abdominal fever, with constipation rather than diarrhea, over a week when altered mental status begins, so-called coma vigil. ...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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Is typhoid fever common anywhere in the word?

InDevelopingCountrie: It is common only in developing or under developed countries in Asia, Africa and South America. It is rare in USA and other European countries and most cases are in people who have travelled in those countries.
It is due to poor hygiene in contaminated water and food handlers not washing their hands properly and contaminated food ...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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Can you tell me the history of typhoid fever?

Can you tell me the history of typhoid fever?

In 400 character or: Less, Probably not adequately. Karl Eberth first described the bacillus that was believed to cause typhoid in 1880. Georg Gaffky confirmed it 4 years later. However the really fascinating story is about Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon). See: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959940/ ...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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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