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Suggest Treatment For Typhoid In A Teenager

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Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016
Question: My daughter is suffering typhoid o 1/320 kindly suggesst treatment.Age is 13 years.
blood report shows typhoid o 1/320
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antibiotic treatment is needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Typhoid is mainly treated with antibiotic. Cefixime is a good antibiotic for typhoid.The dose of Cefixime is 20 mg/kg/day in two divided dosage.Please consult a physician for prescription of medicine.
Give paracetamol for fever.
Continue giving feed and give plenty of fluid to maintain the hydration.

Please feel free to ask if you have any more query
Regards
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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

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Suggest Treatment For Typhoid In A Teenager

Brief Answer: Antibiotic treatment is needed Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Typhoid is mainly treated with antibiotic. Cefixime is a good antibiotic for typhoid.The dose of Cefixime is 20 mg/kg/day in two divided dosage.Please consult a physician for prescription of medicine. Give paracetamol for fever. Continue giving feed and give plenty of fluid to maintain the hydration. Please feel free to ask if you have any more query Regards