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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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Fever (Definition)

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


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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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Tick fever/ tick bite fever . Symptoms?

Tick fever/ tick bite  fever . Symptoms?

See below: http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, body ache, sore at the site of tick bite. ...Read more

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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Difference  between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever fatal?

Is dengue fever fatal?

Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever curable?

Is dengue fever curable?

Not curable: Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases.Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more sever cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain of dengue even if you have already had dengue once. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure typhoid fever?

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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No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

Can be anything: Chills suggest the presence of a systemic infection but one cannot tell the cause without an exam and likely some blood tests. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read more

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Fevers then chills then fevers and spewing no diarrhea?

Acute gastritis: This can be due to many factors. The child should remain well hydrated and if they cannot keep liquids down or not urinating they should be seen in an urgent care center or ER. Try using Coke or Pepsi with the gas out. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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Fever 2 days after flu shot?

Fever 2 days after flu shot?

Not uncommon: Fever is a sometimes unpleasant side effect of the flu shot (and most vaccines). Good news is your body's responding appropriately and your immune system is working. If the fever lasts more than 24 hrs or your having other side effects, it doesn't hurt to let your doc know. Otherwise, it'll go away on its own. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How is dengue fever treated?

How is dengue fever treated?

Dengue treatment: Most cases of dengue fever are mild and require no specific treatment. More severe cases may be treated with fluids and pain relievers as dengue can cause dehydration and significant pain, hence the name 'breakbone fever'. The most worrisome form of dengue, 'dengue haemorrhagic fever' may require blood or blood component transfusion. ...Read more

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Low grade fever contagious?

Low grade fever contagious?

Fever: That depends upon the cause of the fever. Infections, although commonly producing fevers, are not the only cause of fevers, and many of the infections producing fevers are not communicable to others. ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever serious?

Is scarlet fever  serious?

Strep gone wild: Scarlet fever is from the bacteria "strep". To put it simply, this is the skins reaction to the bacteria and you get a rough/sand papery rash with scarlet fever in addition to a sore throat and fever.This condition needs prompt antibiotics and if left untreated the infection can progress and you can become quite ill. I recommend you seek prompt medical attention. This can also be other illnesses. ...Read more

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Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Travel vaccines: These are unusual vaccines that most primary care physicians do not stock (cholera, typhoid, yellow fever). There are physicians who specialize in travel medicine and they can arrange for these vaccines for your trip. ...Read more

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I have typhiod fever from 2 years now. What do you recommend?

I have typhiod fever from 2 years now. What do you recommend?

Seek a specialist: I would recommend that you seek a consultation with an infectious disease specialist who has experience treating this disorder. I hope you find the right kind of assistance. ...Read more

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What are precautions and diet during typhiod fever?

What are precautions and diet during typhiod fever?

Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is caused by a type of Salmonella, so you could have alot of stomach symptoms (nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea). So in this case, I would 'take it easy' on your GI tract. A favorite of doctors is 'chicken soup' or something that has fluid, salt, and nutrition in it...and that's easy to digest. Homemade is best if you can get it. ...Read more

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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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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

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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 dont 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?

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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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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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