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Typhoid, weakness. Taking antibiotics, no relief. Can I take a bath?

i am suffering from typhoid from 2 months..i have taken medicine but results are not positive.what should do?can i take bath during typhoid?Coz i am not taking bath since 15 days in regular manner. My mother any many knowm person told me that dont take bath during typhoid coz it helps to increase it. I am feeling very sick and weakness due to this.please tell what should i do or not to do during typhoid.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Typhoid is an infection from bacteria, usually affecting the gut and causing enteritis (gut inflamation). I am wondering that your test results are negative and still being treated for typhoid for 2 months.

Usual course of antibiotic treatment for Typhoid is 10-14 days.

From Medical point of view, there is no harm in taking bath in typhoid.

Other precautions:
1. Soft diet
2. Hand washing before eating
3. Hand washing after going to toilet

If the symptoms and fever have been persisting for this long duration, it is advisable to see a Physician doctor.

Hope things get sorted out soon.

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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