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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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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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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