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How safe is taking Azithral for typhoid fever?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...my baby is one year old.he is running 99.5 F to 101 F fever from two days.he is cranky and has no apetite.he has slight cough nd has vomited twice in the last 2 days.the frequency of stool is lesser than usual and its also more smelly. he had been dignosed with typhoid fever 3 months back for which he was given antibiotic azithral for 8 days and fluids through I.V. could this be a case of typhoid relapse?please advise.
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Hi,

It might be a relapse. Azithromycin is as such a good drug for typhoid please. But this could as well be a simple viral illness too.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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How safe is taking Azithral for typhoid fever?

Hi, It might be a relapse. Azithromycin is as such a good drug for typhoid please. But this could as well be a simple viral illness too. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology