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

Child suffering from fever. Diagnosed as typhoid. Prescribed medicines. Recovery time?

Hello Doctor, My daughter age 11 years weight 29 kg and height 5 feet .. she is suffering from high fever since once week. Doctor gave her calpol tablet and clamp-kid forte but still she gets fever in evening time. Today i went to another doc he said she is suffering from typhoid and gave her medicine also some test to be done... Please suggest me some precautionary measures and also would like to know how much time she will take to recover...Please suggest. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

If the appropriate antibiotic to which the typhoid bacilli is sensitive has been given then it shall take 48-72 hours for the temperature to return to normal. Unfortunately you have not shared the investigation findings and the medicines being given at present and so it is not possible to provide you all the guidance.

The precautinary measures that you need to take are:
1. Ensure proper food hygiene whether at home or outside as the infection spreads through feco-oral route.
2. Ensure that your daughter, and for that matter all family members, are vaccinated against typhoid.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Typhoid is a very notorious infection these days.Usually if the bug is sensitive to the antibiotic then she should be fine in a weeks time.However if antibiotic resistant then maybe longer.The antibiotic will have to continued for a week extra after the fever subsides.Since typhoid is a water food borne infection any contaminated food or water can lead to this infection.Therefore avoid eating from roadside vendors.Also the best preventive is to get vaccinated against typhoid after she recovers.This vaccine will need to be taken every 3 years.
Take Care.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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