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Is typhoid transferable through kissing?

Is typhoid transferable through kissing?

Not commonly.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual method of transmission. ...Read more

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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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Can one get typhoid through sex or kissing?

Can one get typhoid through sex or kissing?

Typhoid???: Why a question about typhoid from new jersey? You could have sex with the entire population of voorhees and not get typhoid, because there's no typhoid in the United States. ...Read more

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If a person has recurrent typhoid infections say every year , so can he/she transmit the disease through kissing etc?

If a person has recurrent typhoid infections say every year , so can he/she transmit the disease through kissing etc?

Typhoid: The bacteria that cause typhoid fever spread through contaminated food or water and occasionally through direct contact with someone who is infected ...Read more

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Does typhoid spread by kissing?

Does typhoid spread by kissing?

Not so likely.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual way typhoid and other salmonella infections are spread. ...Read more

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Can you get typhoid from kissing?

Can you get typhoid from kissing?

No, not usually: Typhoid fever (salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever. ...Read more

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Can kissing transmit typhoid from an infected person to an uninfected person?

Not usual mode of: Transmission. But CDC states: "Try to avoid close contact, such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people who are sick." http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/typhoid ...Read more

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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way I can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way I can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

See answer: The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not contagious, &improved. Doctor will not give u an antibiotic as a precaution. U may never develop the disease. If u do develop a fever the diagnosis becomes easier and u will be promptly treated. Make sure u include a blood culture in the tests ordered. ...Read more

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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 1 day ago and is taking Ciprofloxacin since then. Will I also be infected? Can I prevent the disease?

Typhoid: Typhoid is usually acquired through consumption of water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of one with the disease. Transmission through sexual contact is rare and that is through anal sex. Your chances are low. I can find no recommendation to use antibiotics in a prophylactic manner. Good hand and food hygiene and vaccination are your best protections. ...Read more

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Is typhoid contacted through sex?

Yes and no: In general typhoid is transmitted through ingestion of a contaminated water or food product, not sexually. Always remember never say always or never. ...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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How does typhoid spread?

How does typhoid spread?

Water contamination: In the developing world, typhoid spreads through human fecal contaminated water. Unlike most kinds of salmonellosis, this form is only a human disease. There are no chickens, cattle or other fauna involved. ...Read more

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What is thr right drugs for typhoid?

What is thr right drugs for typhoid?

Typhoid Rx: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin for non-pregnant adults. Ceftriaxone for pregnant women, children or those allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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Are there good ways to avoid typhoid?

Are there good ways to avoid typhoid?

Food hygiene/vaccine: Typhoid fever is a common (worldwide) infection with salmonella typhi bacteria caught via fecally contaminated food and water (human poop in your food or water. Yuck, but happens). Be careful what you eat ("boil it, peel it, cook it, or forget it"). There are two vaccines (oral & injection) available which work reasonably well. Also, gastric acidity helps, so extra caution if you take antacids! ...Read more

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I had typhoid, so am I a carrier now?

I had typhoid, so am I a carrier now?

Possibly: Generally the salmonella remains resident in the gallbladder and reaches the gut through the biliary tree. If your stools remain positive for the organism you have become a carrier, but are not at risk of infecting others unless you are a food handler or do not use basic sanitary techniques like hand-washing after going to the bathroom. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure from typhoid?

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Antibiotics: Classically Ciprofloxacin was used, but in recent years, due to resistance, Azithromycin is recommended. See a doctor to verify the diagnosis first, however. ...Read more

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Are pastas good for someone with typhoid?

There is no evidence: There is no evidence that it is good for a person infected with Typhoid Fever ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

None: Most typhoid carriers have no symptoms. The organism is usually present in the gall bladder and excreted into the intestinal tract. It is then given to others by the fecal oral route through contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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Help please? What is meant by acute typhoid?

Help please? What is meant by acute typhoid?

Acute typhoid: Is the acute (initial) phase of a typhoid infection with Salmonella typhi bacteria. Sx's can include:
fever, malaise, abdominal pain, & constipation. If this is not treated — death may eventually occur. ...Read more

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What exactly is a typhoid shot? Is it painful?

What exactly is a typhoid shot? Is it painful?

Immunization: There are two types of typhoid vaccines, an oral version and a "shot". There are pros and cons to each, but the biggest is that one is a shot (!), but is single dose, whereas the oral vaccine is a capsule taken every other day for four doses (takes a week). The oral vaccine also lasts longer (5 yrs) than the shot (2-3 yrs).

Oh, and yes it can be a little painful, but not bad! ...Read more

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Typhoid transmitted by oral sex?

Typhoid: Salmonella typhi requires a high number of organisms to cause disease and is usually transmitted by the fecal oral route by grossly contaminated food or water. If you are doing oral sex on a penis that is not clean or immediately following anal sex without washing it is conceivable that transmission could occur, but this is not very probable. ...Read more

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How long does typhoid weakness last?

How long does typhoid weakness last?

Why do you ask?: I'm curious as to why there are so many questions on healthtap about typhoid from people leaving in the United States, where there is no typhoid. ...Read more

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Can typhoid n malaria occur together?

Can typhoid n malaria occur together?

Yes.: These are two completely separate conditions. Malaria is a parasitic infection carried by infected Mosquitos. Typhoid is a bacterial infection usually caused by contaminated food or water. In areas where both are prevalent you could get both, but the conditions are not related at all. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Numerous: Week one, constipation, step-wise increasing fever to constant level, headache, lethargy, malaise, muscle and abdominal pains. In 2nd wk rose spotted rash, diarrhea, slow pulse, stupor replaces headache. 3rd and 4th weeks can produce GI hemorrhage, perforation of bowel, heart muscle dysfunction, septic shock and death. Bad disease to have. ...Read more

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What is the diet for the patient in typhoid?

What is the diet for the patient in typhoid?

A healthy one: Stay away from whatever you ate or drank that gave you the infection. Stay hydrated as the fever can cause a substantial fluid loss. ...Read more