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High bilirubin levels while recovering from jaundice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   My mother had been diagonized typhoid and later jaundice
User :   Widal tests were negative after a week of medication
User :   Bilirubin results were also coming down from 6.6 peak to 2.9
User :   suddenly in 4 days time bilirubin result got increased to 4.9
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is common during recovery phase
User :   now we are taking nature medicine which they said that possibility of curing in a weeks time
Doctor :   Bilirubin is produced by break down of red blood cells and metabolism of Hemoglobin in the red cells
Doctor :   i would not have advised you to go for natural medicine
Doctor :   Instead stick to the same medicine
User :   but last week widal result was discouraging
Doctor :   Bilirubin takes at least 2 months to come to normal
User :   STO postive 1:160 diln
User :   rest all negative
User :   frequently she develops fever upto 102
User :   she is diabetic
User :   but glucose under control
User :   last random reading is 117
User :   BP is normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The antibiotic treatment for Typhoid fever usually runs for 2 weeks from the onset
Doctor :   It should be completely treated otherwise typhoid fever has recurrences in 20% of cases not treated completely
User :   oflox was given iv
User :   unable to convince her to continue with medicines and test as she was getting frustrated seeing big tablets and searching vein
Doctor :   I understand that
Doctor :   but she should be convinced for 2 weeks
User :   is it mandatory to check a gastroenterologist after her tests tomorrow
Doctor :   I would say 'YES'
Doctor :   It is good to see a Gastroenterologist
User :   now what should we do
Doctor :   Continue on the same medicines
Doctor :   3) Hot and good food at home
Doctor :   2) Boiled and cooled water
Doctor :   Non spicy and non oily
Doctor :   4) Wash the hands before meals and after meals
Doctor :   Personal hygiene is very important
Doctor :   THese above tips mean a lot during recovery stage
Doctor :   For the typhoid not to recur
User :   we have a pet (dog) will it be a problem
User :   STO postive 1:160 diln and others negative what does it mean
Doctor :   We have to take serial Widal tests
Doctor :   One test has no significance
User :   yes weekly i am taking it
User :   bilirubin once in 3 days
User :   last two weeks all negative 1 in 20 dilution
User :   hemoglobin at 11.6gms
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How many days Oflacin is given IV
User :   4 days twice a day
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