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Medicine For Typhoid Fever
Does medicine taken for typhoid fever can cause slight pain n gas in stomach or irregular bowel movements?
Yes: It can cause those problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Before six months, I was suffering from typhoid fever now that is over but m still feeling really weak, any veg food or medicine for that please guide?
I am a chronic typhoid carrier since 3 years. I have no symptoms of typhoid fever but the bacteria is still in my body as the test reports come positive. I have consulted many doctors but the medicine prescribed by them doesn't cured it. Please tell me ho
Are these drugs celbex, Gen-M containing artemether and ALP safe for me as I breastfeed my child n I m suffering from typhoid fever. He's 3 months old.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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
The incubation is 1to2 weeks. Symptoms include
High Fever as high as 104 degree
Generalised Aches and Pains
Diarrhea or constipation
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
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
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
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
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