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Child suffering from fever. Diagnosed as typhoid. Prescribed medicines. Recovery time?

Hello Doctor, My daughter age 11 years weight 29 kg and height 5 feet .. she is suffering from high fever since once week. Doctor gave her calpol tablet and clamp-kid forte but still she gets fever in evening time. Today i went to another doc he said she is suffering from typhoid and gave her medicine also some test to be done... Please suggest me some precautionary measures and also would like to know how much time she will take to recover...Please suggest. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

If the appropriate antibiotic to which the typhoid bacilli is sensitive has been given then it shall take 48-72 hours for the temperature to return to normal. Unfortunately you have not shared the investigation findings and the medicines being given at present and so it is not possible to provide you all the guidance.

The precautinary measures that you need to take are:
1. Ensure proper food hygiene whether at home or outside as the infection spreads through feco-oral route.
2. Ensure that your daughter, and for that matter all family members, are vaccinated against typhoid.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Typhoid is a very notorious infection these days.Usually if the bug is sensitive to the antibiotic then she should be fine in a weeks time.However if antibiotic resistant then maybe longer.The antibiotic will have to continued for a week extra after the fever subsides.Since typhoid is a water food borne infection any contaminated food or water can lead to this infection.Therefore avoid eating from roadside vendors.Also the best preventive is to get vaccinated against typhoid after she recovers.This vaccine will need to be taken every 3 years.
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Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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