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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Typhoid Fever (Overview)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting contaminated food or water.


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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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
224 doctors shared insights

Typhoid Fever (Overview)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting contaminated food or water.


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My wife is diagnosed with typhoid fever and she is pregnant i. E 1st trimester, which antibiotic is safe in pregnancy for her?

My wife is diagnosed with typhoid fever and she is pregnant i. E 1st trimester, which antibiotic is safe in pregnancy for her?

Ampicillin...: Ampicillin and cephalosporins such as Rocephin (ceftriaxone) are generally safe in pregnant women, and with true typhoid fever, benefits of therapy outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
Daily
Try cool compresses, as they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 degrees fahrenheit for more than 2 days
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 104 degrees fahrenheit
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Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Lab tests: If these tests were run by a physician then he needs to interprate them for you. Tests are only valuable to the physician when he has the history from the patient fo whom they were done ...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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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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If you have typhoid fever how canu cureit and is it dangures?

If you have typhoid fever how canu cureit and is it dangures?

ANTIBIOTICS BUT: It is usually cured by use of appropriate Antibiotics but lately multiple drug resistant strains are reported all over and becoming difficult to core due to Super Bug
It is very dangerous as if not treated there is 20 to 30% mortality ...Read more

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Does being around cat urine cause typhoid fever on my baby?

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Does being around cat urine cause typhoid fever on my baby?

No: Typhoid fever is an infection transmitted from another infected individual. In addition, typhoid fever is almost exclusively limited to those traveled to endemic area, typically the third world. ...Read more

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How would you treat typhoid fever in a three-year-old boy?

How would you treat typhoid fever in a three-year-old boy?

Typhoid : Some antimicrobials used for typhoid are not ideal in childhood. If sensitive, Ampicillin could be used, otherwise ceftriaxone. ...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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If a? Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

If a? Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

Doubtful: This disease, even when appropriately treated may remain symptomatic for 10 to 14 days or more despite antibiotics. ...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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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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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?

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?

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 bacterium 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

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What are the symptoms of typhoid fever in someone?

Fever: Which increases step-wise so that at the end of the first week is continuously high, abdominal pain and confusion, so called coma vigil. ...Read more

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How to know that your surffing from typhoid fever?

How to know that your surffing from 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