Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
144 Doctors are Online

Undergone widal test. Has fluctuating fever and continuous cough. Is there a problem?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Gastroenterologist, Surgical
Practicing since : 1989
Answered : 883 Questions
Dear Doc,
My wife XXXXXXX XXXXXXX aged 29 yrs and pregnant of 20 weeks has undergone Widal Test showing TO : 1/160, TH : 1/320, AH : Less than 1/20, BH : Less Than 1/20. She is having Fluctuating fever upto 104 degree Fahrenhiet. and continuous cough. Is she having any problem ?
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
Your wife is suffering from typhoid fever. She is having a serious problem which needs to be tackled skilfully. I would suggest the following:
1. She needs admission to a hospital.
2. IV antibiotics usually a combination of ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and metronidazole till fever subsides followed by oral form.
3. Give her plenty of fluids (3-4 litres a day)
4. Use tepid water for sponging to bring down the fever.
5. She needs continuous monitoring of the mother by a gastroenterologist to look for abdominal complications and by a gynaecologist for monitoring the baby as well as to monitor side effects of drugs.
I hope this answers your queries.
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor