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Shall we use cefixime tablet for typhoid?

Cefixime: Is effective against the typhoid bacillus. At least most strains are sensitive. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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For how many days Cefspan/cefixime 400mg (1 a day)should be taken for relap of typhoid with following conditions Normal fever Chill Headache Body pain?

For how many days Cefspan/cefixime 400mg (1 a day)should be taken for relap of typhoid with following conditions Normal fever Chill Headache Body pain?

See answer: For a typhoid relapse u shd use the same medicine as what u were initially treated with successfully or u can use Cefixime for average of 10 days. If u have any doubts u shd consult the treating doctor. Of course the bacteria from the initial culture report shd show that it is susceptible to Cefixime. If there is a doubt about the diagnosis u can take another blood culture before starting the med ...Read more

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My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

Widal: This test measures antibodies that may take up to 2 weeks or more to form in active disease, making its use in acute infection limited. In addition the cross reactivity of the test makes its use questionable absent a full assessment of the clinical situation and appropriate culture of blood and urine. Since typhoid is uncommon in the us need to know where else you have been (punjab?). ...Read more

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Even after being on antibiotics for 15 days, my father's typhoid is not clearing. What are we doing wrong?

Even after being on antibiotics for 15 days, my father's typhoid is not clearing. What are we doing wrong?

Typhoid: Therapeutic responses in this disease will vary with the antibiotic used and the sensitivity of the strain with which one is infected, as well as when in the course of treatment the drugs were begun. It is not obvious how your father's disease is not responding. Give more info and can provide further responses. It isn't unusual for fever to persist despite treatment, but will eventually decline. ...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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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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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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I am a chronic carrier of typhoid since many years. Antibiotics fails to cure it as the bacteria form biofilms in body. How to destroy biofilm?

I am a chronic carrier of typhoid since many years. Antibiotics fails to cure it as the bacteria form biofilms in body. How to destroy biofilm?

Awaiting discovery: Haven't heard of a way to prevent the formation of typhoid biofilms or to remove them. Research is surely underway to do just that. Biofilms are mixtures of bacteria and their associated polysaccharides, glycoproteins, glycolipids, extracellular DNA, etc., together called extracellular polymeric substances. Biofilms make an infection harder to treat and harder for one's immune system to eradicate. ...Read more

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I m carrier of typhoid with no symptomp. Take several antibiotic prescribed by doc. But still th 1.320. What can I do now. Is it life threatening?

I m carrier of typhoid with no symptomp. Take several antibiotic prescribed by doc. But still th 1.320. What can I do now. Is it life threatening?

Titer: Are you talking about a Widal titer of 1:320? If so it doesn't reflect much. A carrier state is not defined by the Widal test. Please clarify your labs values and resubmit the question. ...Read more

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31yr male. Fever 100○ with cough for 1day. Taking paracetamol. Paraphii ah and bh 1/80 dilution. H and O 1/160 dilution. Typhoid +ve? Shud start antibiotic?

31yr male. Fever 100○ with cough for 1day. Taking paracetamol. Paraphii ah and bh 1/80 dilution. H and O 1/160 dilution. Typhoid +ve? Shud start antibiotic?

Typhoid: You need to be seen by a doctor and diagnosed appropriately. These titres are seldom diagnostic in the absence of a full clinical assessment and antibiotics should not be used without thoughtful consideration. If you have typhoid fever you need to be treated ASAP, and if not, perhaps not treated at all. Good luck. ...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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After how many days of antibiotic treatment, Typhoid test should be conducted?

After how many days of antibiotic treatment, Typhoid test should be conducted?

What test?: Blood and stool culture should be done before starting antibiotics. Serologic tests should be done during the early illness and two weeks later for comparing the results of antibody titer. It is usually advisable to let your doctor decide the type and timing of tests. ...Read more

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How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still I feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still I feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

Probably not the...: ...Antibiotics but the recovery process from "typhoid" that has you feeling lethargic. Give the healing process a little more time, liberalize your diet as tolerated, get plenty of sleep, avoid excessive use of analgesics or alcohol ; expect to feel fine soon. If symptoms persist however, don't delay in getting rechecked by your doctor to rule out another issue or relapse. ...Read more

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Since flouroquinolones are contraindicated to pregnant and child suffering from typhoid fever, then what alternative antibiotic should be given?

Since flouroquinolones are contraindicated to pregnant and child suffering from typhoid fever, then what alternative antibiotic should be given?

Sensitivity: There shoukd be a sensivity profile for the bacteria that caused the illness, this can direct what antibiotics will work. Not all cases of Salmonella require antibiotic treatment, check with your doctor to be sure ...Read more

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After the course of antibiotics if the test for typhoid fever is repeated will it be accurate. Am told antibodies are formed and test will be false.

After the course of antibiotics if the test for typhoid fever is repeated will it be accurate. Am told antibodies are formed and test will be false.

Need more info: How was the initial diagnosis made? By culture or antibody test? After treatment the antibodies will remain but culture would be negative. If you have no symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test.
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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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Cefixime (Definition)

Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more