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Suggest treatment for typhoid fever

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Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Question: My daughter aged 13 was diagnosed positive in widal test. She was prescribed to take zifi o 200 mg for total 8 days. She responded to medicine within 3 days. She continued with boiled and very low fat diet for two weeks. Since she do not have fever for more than two weeks she took pizza with extra cheese and cake etc on brothers b'day. Since nothing happened she took spicy and butter etc for next 2 - 3 days. Now problem started very high fever 103 + and vomiting etc.
Now doctor prescribed zifi plane 200 mg bd, tab acitop sos, cap B Lactose OD and tab for committing. However theses medicine didn't help her and had fever 103 after taking acitop.
On revisiting now following medicines are prescribed for 2days with advise to revisit
Nimo plus 1 x Bd
B Lacto 1 x of
Zifi o 200mg 1xbd
She has very low appetite.
Please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Kunjan H Shah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Take medication as prescribed by your doctor. avoid oily fatty junk food.

Detailed Answer:
welcome
i understood your query.

positive widal test suggest that your daughter is suffering from typhoid fever.
The medication which is prescribed you are correct and according to me you should take it as advised by your doctor.

The main thing is to keep restriction of food in typhoid fever.
In active disease, i suggest bed rest and soft diet. please avoid oily and fatty food.
you can take glucose powder.

hope you are satisfied with the answer.
thanks
dr kunjan h shah
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Follow up: Dr. Kunjan H Shah (21 hours later)
due to very low appetite following supplements are being given
1. v&m syrup by alkem laboratories 10ml twice and
2. MULMIN PRO two scoop with milk
however after taking above she had loose motion thrice today. and she is complaining stomach ache.

Now sir suggest how many more days we should continue with zifi o and b-lacto and which medicine should be taken for loose motion and stomach ache. Should we use protein by amway as nutrition supplement for speedy recovery.
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Answered by Dr. Kunjan H Shah (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
AVOID EXTRA SUPPLEMENTS. Complete antibiotic course. Take rest.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome
I understood your concern.

As your daughter is suffering from typhoid, low appetite is due to that only. The extra supplement will not help unless the disease is treated. So better you take the medications regularly and avoid extra supplements.

Yes, as I told you before, give soft diet like KHICHDI, CURD, juice ETC...

You have to complete course of antibiotics as advised by your doctor but at least 10-14 days.

Loose motion will be controlled by zifi-o. You can take ORS powder to avoid dehydration and avoid too much milk also as it can cause gas problem. Also take prebiotics that will restore the gut flora and will increase appetite. Take antacid before meal for stomach problem.

Please avoid fatty, oily food and complete the course.

Hope you are satisfied.
Thanks
Dr kunjan h shah
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Brief Answer: Take medication as prescribed by your doctor. avoid oily fatty junk food. Detailed Answer: welcome i understood your query. positive widal test suggest that your daughter is suffering from typhoid fever. The medication which is prescribed you are correct and according to me you should take it as advised by your doctor. The main thing is to keep restriction of food in typhoid fever. In active disease, i suggest bed rest and soft diet. please avoid oily and fatty food. you can take glucose powder. hope you are satisfied with the answer. thanks dr kunjan h shah