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Typhoid, fever, headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in stools. Taking ciprofloxacin. Treatment?

Hi doctor, my wife has been diagnosed with typhoid with a H antigen positive titre of 160. She has been given Ciprofloxacin 500 half a tablet for a period of 2 weeks. Her fever has since reduced but been having headaches , stomach pain and diarroea with blood in her sttools, after taking the medication for 2 weeks. Is this normal in the stages of recovery ?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
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thanks for the query
no this is not the stage of recovery
do a stool routine and microscopy test
if any abnormality in stool report found then proper medications will be given.
take some antacids
hope this information will be helpful to you.
take care
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
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Typhoid fever diagnosis clinical and confirmed initially by blood culture and other blood counts.This widal test is of less importance as it requires 4 fold rise in the titres O antigen as H titre is less specific.
A dose of Ciprofloxacin 500 mg 1/2 tab seem to be inadequte as for adult dose would be 500 to 750 mg twice a day for 15 days, depending on weight of patient.
Stomach pain and blood in stool may be complication of typhoid .
Please consult a Physician and take proper treatment.
Good luck

Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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