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Child diagnosed with typhoid, has high fever, weakness. What treatment and diet precautions should be taken?

Hello Doctor, My 5 year old daughter get digonsed with Tyhoid today, she is having a very high fever since yesterday afternoon started with 99 and reached at 103.7 degree at night we started to give her crocin 13 ml as her weight is 22 kg. she is very week and dull and also vomited twice yesterday. Since I have a querry that does typhoid get digonised in one day span through blood test which is widal test . and what treatement should she take and what will be her diet? kindly Advice. Thanks Ravi.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Hi Ravi,

It is impossible to diagnose typhoid fever in one day whether clinically or by investigaions. The investigations for typhoid fever are as follows:
1. Blood culture in the first week.
2. Widal test in the second week. We usually advise widal test after 5 days of fever.
3. Another rapid test is available in the first week but it is not very reliable.

In your daughter's case typhoid fever can be suspected and treatment started accordingly by the treating doctor.

Your daughter can have a normal but light diet.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free in case your require any clarification.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


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