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What are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi Doctor,

My wife has widal test positive she does not have fever now so could you please tell me the medicines ofr it?
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief answer....need not worry about it and no need for any medicines now if you have taken a proper antibiotic course for typhoid.
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.
You should not worry about the positive Widal test after fever is over.
Widal test is a serological test which demonstrates salmonella antibodies against salmonella antigens ( which cause typhoid fever ).
These antibodies persist in blood for sometime even after fever is over and hence a positive widal after fever is over doesn't mean much and hence nothing to worry.
Eat light and  healthy and home cooked food .
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after going to toilet because one excretes some bacteria in stool for some time.
I hope it helps however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (15 hours later)
Thanks a lot Doctor:):)
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (45 minutes later)
Hello,
You are most welcome to ask any query any time.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

Brief answer....need not worry about it and no need for any medicines now if you have taken a proper antibiotic course for typhoid. Detailed answer.... Hello, Thanks for the query. I have read your query and understand your concern. You should not worry about the positive Widal test after fever is over. Widal test is a serological test which demonstrates salmonella antibodies against salmonella antigens ( which cause typhoid fever ). These antibodies persist in blood for sometime even after fever is over and hence a positive widal after fever is over doesn't mean much and hence nothing to worry. Eat light and  healthy and home cooked food . Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after going to toilet because one excretes some bacteria in stool for some time. I hope it helps however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query. Best of luck Thanks