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6 year old having typhoid symptoms. Taking Cefixime and Azithromycin. What is the recovery period? Diet advice?

Hi, My daughter is 6 years old and has symptoms of typhoid (as per our family doctor, he has prescibed her Cefixime & Azithromycin DT). Could you please answer my following queries: 1. How can we be sure that it is typhoid 2. How long does it take to cure typhoid 3. What foods should I give her to help her cure fast 4. How long should I keep her on this diet , and how soon can she eat non veg food Thanks, A
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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1] You have to do a test in blood for Widal & Typhidot-IGM / Blood culture to know it is surely Typhoid.
2] It takes @ 2 weeks to cure Typhoid completely.
3] Give very soft, well cooked, bland foods like- Rice gruel, Ganji, Khichadis, soups, fruits without seeds,non oily & non spicy foods, but there is no food to make her cure fast only by food.
4] She should be on this diet for 2 weeks at least. She can eat well cooked , boiled / grilled Non-veg food after 2 weeks.
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
Typhoid caused by contaminated water take boiled and cooled water soft and bland diet to confirm the diagnosis we do blood culture and some other test like T&D and widal test,doctor is the suitable person to decide. it may take more than 7 days to recover .
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