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Need treatment for Salmonella Typhi.

The WIDAL for my daughter who is 4 yrs old shows Salmonella Typhi O 1 : 80, Salmonella Typhi H 1 : 80, Salmonella Typhi AH 1 : 20 , Salmonella Typhi BH 1 : 20. As per the doctor s advice I have given her Cefpodoxime Oral Suspension. Kindly advice if anything to worry. Thanks, Rahul
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal, MD.

Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query

Salmomella typii or typhoid is a treatable disease. The antibiotic prescribed by your doctor seems to be quite appropriate. However, I will also suggest that you keep a watch on her fever.

The reason for keeping a watch on her fever status is because typhoid bacteria has developed resistance to many antibiotics. So there might be a possibility that the fever may not get reduced, or may recur after treatment.

I will suggest a blood culture. The reason being that if the culture manages to isolate the organism, the antibiotic needed for her fever would be accurately known

I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above/if any other so I can be of help further.

I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you.

Please do understand that some details could be extracted from a detailed history and examination.

Please feel free to ask another query. I would be glad to help you. Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further.
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Need treatment for Salmonella Typhi.

Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal, MD. Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query Salmomella typii or typhoid is a treatable disease. The antibiotic prescribed by your doctor seems to be quite appropriate. However, I will also suggest that you keep a watch on her fever. The reason for keeping a watch on her fever status is because typhoid bacteria has developed resistance to many antibiotics. So there might be a possibility that the fever may not get reduced, or may recur after treatment. I will suggest a blood culture. The reason being that if the culture manages to isolate the organism, the antibiotic needed for her fever would be accurately known I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above/if any other so I can be of help further. I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you. Please do understand that some details could be extracted from a detailed history and examination. Please feel free to ask another query. I would be glad to help you. Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further. (If the answer has helped you, please indicate this) Best of luck.