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Feeling tired and have severe fever. Are these symptoms of typhoid fever?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Jan 2013
Question: On 19-11-2012 i got typhoid fever. I wont to know why i got that fever. On sunday i been to chitradurga with my friends, some 200kms from bangalore we climed the fort. and i drank water in the fort, while coming back we drank whisky with chicken in a dhabha and reached home at 2:30Am. On monday when i got up i was feeling ok and took head bath and attended one more function and had food their,and reached back office at 2:30 pm, by the time i reached office i was feeling very tiered and by evening i got sever fever.
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (2 hours later)
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to HCM!
Do you have confirmed typhoid by blood tests?

Typhoid is caused by a bacterium which spreads through contaminated food and water.
The person having typhoid excretes this bacteria in his stool and this is contaminated in water and food when there are unsatisfactory sanitary conditions.

Food handlers can spread this disease.
You would have got it from the water in the temple or the food you ate outside.
Even at home one can get this if safe boiled water is not used for drinking.

Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless

Dr Uma


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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (23 minutes later)
i have undergone treatment. i have taken 7 antibiotic injection for 4 days and taxim 200mg for 5 days. After 8 days i was feeling well but i feel tired when i do some work, if lay on the bed or sit simple i wont feel tired.
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (33 minutes later)
Yes XXXXXXX!
Typhoid is a severe illness!

There can be ulcerations in the intestine,gall bladder involvement,
Sever fatigue,hair loss etc.

Sorry! I am not trying to frighten you but I want you to be careful with your diet ,water etc for another 3 weeks at least till complete healing.
Follow your doctors advice.

Take some vitamins along with antibiotics (like supradyn or becosules once a day.)

Take care
God bless
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (15 minutes later)
how many days this tiredness will be their????
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (1 hour later)
About 2 weeks more .
You have already completed 2 weeks after the start of illness!
You are young and so you will come up sooner!!!!
Good luck
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (14 minutes later)
i reduced weight, why it is so
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (15 minutes later)
Hi.
Because an infection like this and fever are catabolic states in medical term ( when you burn more energy and there is break down of body cells metabolism).

You would not have eaten properly also.
You will get back the weight in a month's time

Do not worry

Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (15 hours later)
My blood test result is as below kindly suggest
on 22-11-2012
Platelet count 2.3

Widal test Positive
s.typhi "o": 1.80 dln
s.typhi "H": 1.40 dln
s.p.typhi "AH": 1.40 dln
s.p.typhi "BH": 1.40 dln
urine examination
colour : Pale yellow
Appearance: clear
Reaction: acidic

Pus cells 0-01/hpf
epi cells:02-04/hpf


on 03/12/12
Platelet count 2.5

Widal test negative
s.typhi "o": 1.40 dln
s.typhi "H": 1.80 dln
s.p.typhi "AH": 1.20 dln
s.p.typhi "BH": 1.20 dln
urine examination
colour : watary
Appearance: clear
Reaction: acidic

Pus cells 0-01/hpf
epi cells:01-02/hpf


kindly suggest me the treatment to cure completly
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (26 minutes later)
Hi XXXXXXX
Your first widal test is borderline for typhoid diagnosis - "O"-1 in 80
The second test on 3 rd the widal test is negative.
Urine .normal
Platelets normal

Actually the O" should have increased on 3 rd! in typical typhoid.
So yours was a very mild infection if at all, and whatever they gave you is enough.
Eat well and feel well.
You are alright.

God bless
DrUma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (1 hour later)
so no need of any medication . just follow strict diet for another couple of weeks is sufficient
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (8 minutes later)
Yes.
Take care
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (3 days later)
Hi
Madam

Thanks for your advise,from past 3 days am feeling well except till headache (may be due to seeing comp). Till when i should take proper diet. Will this fever stay for 3 months
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (16 minutes later)
Hi,
You have completed 19 days since the start of fever.
This sort of bland diet continue for another 10 days.
Afterwards you can be back on your routine food.

Beware of uncooked food like salads ,raitha and juice from unhygienic places always !

No need for 3 months!

Good luck
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (2 days later)
what should be
s.typhi "o"
s.typhi "H"
s.p.typhi "AH"
s.p.typhi "BH"
for normal person

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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (6 minutes later)
Hi,
"O" shows acute or new infection.
H" shows old infection or immunity.
In those who got typhoid before h may be high but o will be normal.
Less than I in 40 is normal
I in 80 is borderline!
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (9 days later)
Hi

Now am feeling well, but am not having energy like before. When i do any work or exercises i get tired early. why it is so. when will i get back energy like before, or any medication i need
And also i observed i go shortage of breadth sometimes (while doing excise or work)

XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (3 hours later)
Hi,
You have just completed one month!
You should be alright by now.
Tiredness will go gradually.
Do not worry.
If you are concerned you can get a hemoglobin check once.
Otherwise continue to have some healthy food, milk, juices etc( juice from home).

Give some more time.
Take care

Dr Uma


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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (12 hours later)
Hi Madam

Now am alright compared to before. Only thing is sometimes i feel tired especially during afternoon times.
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (2 hours later)
Hi XXXXXXX'
You will e fine soon!
Think positive.
Noting to worry.

This is an expected phenomenon.

Take some B-complex and mulivitamin -- like One Becosules in the morning after food and one supradyn tablet in the night after food.

All the best XXXXXXX!

Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (7 days later)
Hi Madam

I stayed in my native place for 5 days and took proper and more food, now even my tiredness is gone.From past one week i feel normal, So am i normal now. Shall i start going to gym and taking non veg. Is again blood test required.

Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth (1 hour later)
Hi XXXXXXX
Glad you are OK now!
Yes you are normal now.
You can eat non veg but preferably made at home for a month more.
Later also when you eat outside be careful with juices,raitha,uncooked old like salads etc.
You can go to gym.
Good luck XXXXXXX!
God bless
Dr Uma


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Feeling tired and have severe fever. Are these symptoms of typhoid fever?

Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to HCM!
Do you have confirmed typhoid by blood tests?

Typhoid is caused by a bacterium which spreads through contaminated food and water.
The person having typhoid excretes this bacteria in his stool and this is contaminated in water and food when there are unsatisfactory sanitary conditions.

Food handlers can spread this disease.
You would have got it from the water in the temple or the food you ate outside.
Even at home one can get this if safe boiled water is not used for drinking.

Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless

Dr Uma