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Could persistent fever,cough and blocked nose be symptoms of typhoid relapse? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Dec-2013
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User:Hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering from fever for last 4 days
User:Used dynapar and ATM medicines till now.
User:Yesterday blood test confirms s typhi o and h as 1:160
User:I have had typhoid 2 years back.
User:Can u confirm if I have typhoid right now or just traces of last typhoid
User:Have mild cough and blocked nose
User:Pls advise
Doctor:May I know who suggested widal test?
Doctor:and the medicines?
User:The local RMP doxtor
Doctor:How many days did you use those medicines?
User:Since 4th morning
Doctor:and what was the frequency of use?
User:Dynapar 3 times a day, atm 2 times and allercet 1ce a day
Doctor:atm was it 250mg or 500mg tablet?
User:Sorry 250 mg
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:But all these medicines are prescribed before blood test
Doctor:Typhoid present with fever. Vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and loose stool are more the associated complaints than nasal congestion/blocked nowe.
Doctor:However with widal test revealing significant titre we cannot exclude typhoid at this point of time.
Doctor:Now since you are on antibiotic, I would suggest you to take the last dose today.
Doctor:Azithromycin (atm) is given for minimum period of 3 days.
User:All the dose given were over
User:Should I buy and contin ue?
Doctor:If you have taken atm (azithromycin) for 3 days, then you may stop it. You need to take it for minimum of 3 days.
Doctor:Once you are done with 3 days, wait for couple of days and see if you feel better.
Doctor:If you aren't better, you will need to repeat the tests - complete blood count, urine routine and Widal.
Doctor:For better and ethical practice, I would recommend that you repeat the tests
Doctor:after you consult a physician.
Doctor:Repeat widal tests will help us know if you have an active typhoid infection.
Doctor:Do you still have fever now?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the chat as you are not responding.
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