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Child has typhoid fever, done blood test. Is extra drips necessary?

my daughter age 3.5 years suffering from typhoid fever for past 10 days.Her blood test is s.typhi -o:postive 1 in 160 diln s.typhi -H:postive 1 in 160 diln s.paratyphi AH :nagative 1 in 20 diln s.paratyhi BH :negative 1 in 20 diln. She had ceftriaxone 500mg as IV for past 5 days twice daily but fever remains high 102 f during midnight.I give her barley rice,orange juice,liquid food.But now doctor ask to admit her for drips for 3 more days.Is it necessary?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query.

I can understand your dilemma at the condition of your daughter. At times the bacteria may not be sensitive to the antibiotic being administered to the patient. In this scenario it is advisable to admit her and the doctor shall change the antibiotic and observe.

I hope I have replied to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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