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How long will typhoid fever last in children?

My grandson is 21months old and he is treated for typhoid in Melbourne from last Friday.he was treated with cefataxime for one week ,he had severe diahorrea and high fever ,now he is better but in evening his temperature goes to 38 :8 still and goes down after 3hours,he is still on injections . I am worried .pl guide me it wii take how much time or fever last. Thanks Pratima
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
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Hello,

Typhoid fever is treated normally for ten to fourteen days. But I can understand your concern, fever should go down by one week. In some children, it takes more time than usual, but I would recommend that you should go for a repeat blood culture of your child, get its preliminary report that comes in three days (the usual time is seven days). Also, consult your treating physician again whether to change antibiotics or not depending on the report and the general condition.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Musfirah Tahir
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How long will typhoid fever last in children?

Hello, Typhoid fever is treated normally for ten to fourteen days. But I can understand your concern, fever should go down by one week. In some children, it takes more time than usual, but I would recommend that you should go for a repeat blood culture of your child, get its preliminary report that comes in three days (the usual time is seven days). Also, consult your treating physician again whether to change antibiotics or not depending on the report and the general condition. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Musfirah Tahir