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Typhoid fever, low grade fever, weakness, body pain. Treatment options?

hello docter, i have a typhoid fever from alomost last 4 weeks,i have been taking antiboitics since then,my fever does nt go above 99 0r somtimes 100,please let me knw when should i stop taking medicine ?nw i feel very week and a slight bodyache hwever fever is almost normal but somtimes it raises to 99 in the evening.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Typhoid fever is known to persist for 4-6 weeks on off and it may take another couple of weeks for you to completely recover.
However you can stop the antibiotics after the course completion usually 2 weeks and for a temperature less than 100 no antipyretics are needed . If it does persist or go above that you can take paracetamol etc as advised by your doctor .Meanwhile take a soft digestible diet and plenty of water .Gradually start a well-balanced diet.Avoid foods which derange and upset the stomach. Avoid spicy food, tea, coffee, aerated drinks, refined foods and alcohol.
Hope I have answered your query .
Wishing you good health.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
Pulmonologist Dr. Shashi Dangwal's  Response
If your temp is rising upto 100, it means that you are still febrile. May be your typhoid is not cured completely and you may need other drugs or even injectables. Beside typhoid there can be other causes for fever which need to be looked into. You should consult your physician who can examine you in detail and advise you accordingly.
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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