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Have typhoid fever. Prescribed Dolo, Vomikind and Cefixime. History of typhoid fever. Is medicine right?

hai doctor, iam glad to introduce my self as ASHOK KUMAR, presently iam diagnoised with typhoid fever labreport says s. typhi o 1:80 dilution positive, currently doctor has prescibed tablets like dolo 650, vomikind, and cefixime , . but ihave a doubt, earlier i have been treated for typhoid in 1998 where doctors have gave me antibiotics like chloramphenicol, please do enlighten me on this.regards, my email id : YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HCM.
You have been treated correctly by Cefixime. This is a third generation cephalosporin which is commonly used nowadays. Chloramphenicol was the drug of choice a decade back. The bacteria causing typhoid nowadays are not easily killed by chloramphenicol, meaning they have developed resistance to the drug hence stronger antibiotics are preferred. I hope I have cleared your doubts regarding this. Please complete the full course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. I suggest fluid diet and rest till you recover completely.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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