Typhoid

What is Typhoid?

Typhoid otherwise called enteric fever is an infectious disease that causes fever, nausea, sometimes abdominal pain. It is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. It is tranmitted through the oral route.

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Hello Doctor I am 13 yrs. old but I am suffering from typhoid level 1/20 and this has affected my health severely. Still I am a typhoid patient with the same level 1/20. I would be highly obliged if you provide me with some help since other doctors here do not have the appropriate medicine. So what should I do if I don t want to get admitted in the hospital because of school?

doctor1 MD

hi kid, typhoid levels of 1/20 according to me is negative. only increasing titres like 80, 300 , 600 and rising above combined with fever and tieredness will confirm typhoid. so treatment cant be given online if i am not sure about the reports. u will have to review with ur doctor.

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According to the doctors and test reports, I am suffering from typhoid and malaria. I have been trated many times. After hospitalization and treatment typhoid is cured. But again and again I am getting typhoid. Doctors are not able to cure it completely. What could be the reason? Is this typhoid or something else?

doctor1 MD

Hello
You are having malaria ( treated ) and typhoid ( treated ) .
Typhoid is recurring in spite of treatment , may be due to these possibilities , these include:
1 Untreated or resistant salmonella ( 4 strain for typhoid fever ) . Get in blood culture and drug sensitivity test to find out exact...

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hi Im 29 yrs having Typhoid fever my doc told me yesterday. My blood test showed the pathology 1:80& 1:60 can i know at what stage of typhoid im having?

doctor1 MD

Dear enquirer What test result you have mensioned is Widal test result. This is no longer preferred to diagnose Typhoid fever. This test only shows that your body has got antibody against salmonella typhi the germ responsible for typhoid fever. If you had typhoid in the past, if you vaccinated...

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My wife (Age 29) has been tested positive for Typhoid. The Dr has prescribed Glevo 500 once a day for 5 days. I read that one of the side affect of the medicine is developing rashes on skin. My wife is very prone to developing such rashes. I discussed the same with the doctor and she alternatively prescribed Azithral 500 for 3 days. So the question is, will Azithral work for Typhoid?

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
You have a straight query.
Azithral that is Azithromycin is known to be effective in typhoid and works well.
I would advise you further for getting few more tests like blood culture and sensitivity as this will guide for...

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Hi I am 42 years old lady .I am suffering from typhoid diagnosed by typhidot range 180 was treated with ciproxin 500mg twice for 14 days and on 10th day started cefspan for 7 days after one week break test is done again and range is still160.having fever off and on 99-100.what to do now?

doctor1 MD

Hello
As you had taken the drug of choice i.e. ciprofloxacin for full course for typhoid . Still fever present ,so get in blood for culture and drug sensitivity test .
Also get in Widal and serology for confirmation for typhoid .
The most important point is that typhoid fever is an intestinal...

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sir, my daughter is 4 year old.She is suffering from fever from last 3 days,by blood cluture, we come to know that she is suffering from typhoid by blood test .her fever is maxmum is 100 C.in her blood report TO is 1/80 is positive and TH is 1/160 is positive .what does it mean?In what stage she is and what time it will take to cure.pl suggest precaution.

doctor1 MD

Hi, Rehankhan,
Thanks for query.
This report is positive for typhoid but Usually Widal test for typhoid becomes positive after 7-8 days of fever.
So confirm the diagnosis.
If it is typhoid then nothing to worry. With medicine within few days it will be alright.
Give her light diet and rest.
Ok...

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Hi, My daughter is 6 years old and has symptoms of typhoid (as per our family doctor, he has prescibed her Cefixime & Azithromycin DT). Could you please answer my following queries: 1. How can we be sure that it is typhoid 2. How long does it take to cure typhoid 3. What foods should I give her to help her cure fast 4. How long should I keep her on this diet , and how soon can she eat non veg food Thanks, A

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for choosing HCM.
1] You have to do a test in blood for Widal & Typhidot-IGM / Blood culture to know it is surely Typhoid.
2] It takes @ 2 weeks to cure Typhoid completely.
3] Give very soft, well cooked, bland foods like- Rice gruel, Ganji, Khichadis, soups, fruits without seeds,non...

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I m suffering from typhoid and doctor gave me cifran 1gm for 15 days once daily.. O -1:320, H-1:160, AH-1:40, BH-1:40 , i have a low grade fever at evening . give ur guidence because it happens to me so manny times plz give ur suggestions before typhoid i had malaria and after that urine infections ...... Already taken so many medicines for malaria quinine and for urine infection percin 600mg. And still treament of typhoid is going should i go for test again

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,

The interpretation of Widal test is as follows:
The Widal test detects the antibody titres in blood.
The titres are detected for antigens O and H.
The antibody titres when above 1: 80 are significant.
The antibody titres for O and H antigen are 1:320 and 1:160.
Both the...

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a friend contracted typhoid on a trip in December to Singapore. He was treated with antibiotics, and occassionally suffers from lethargy. Also, he has experienced significant weight gain. Might either of these be related to typhoid? How long does typhoid remain in system? Can it recur?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Lethargy would go away soon.
Take more of fresh fruits,green vegetables,nuts ,fish and eggs.
Weight gain is because of no activity.
Get tested for thyroid also.
A poorly treated or incomplete treatment with antibiotics can cause relapse of typhoid.typhoid can reside in gall bladder of a...

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Recent questions on  Typhoid

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Hi, I am 30 years old male and I live in XXXXX.It would be really kind if you could help me out. I have an ulcerative Colitis which is been diagnosed recently i.e on 21st June through a Colonoscopy Procedure as I had Diarrhea for the past 2 months prior to the procedure.It is a mild colitis as it is spread only over rectum and sigmoid.Now the problem is I have a low grade fever and a high Pulse rate right 10 to 12 hours after the colonoscopy procedure on 21st june.since then I have been facing both the problems. the fever generally come during the day and thouches 99.5 F maximum in the afternoon and generally vanishes away after 7 or 8 Pm. My pulse rate varies between 85-110 bpm during resting.Because of all this, I feel tired and malaise and unable to do any work. Moreover, All the tests(C T Scan, Chest and stomach x-Ray, thyroid, Blood Culture , Typhoid, C-RP,ESR, Electrolyte , ECG, ECHO, TMT etc) were normal. Also I sometimes have alot of Itching all over the body for the past 5-6 months and it comes for few days and goes.Please help me out as my weight is also getting reduced since then and I feel very week.

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My mother tested positive for typhoid H positive 1:40...... she has been sick with fever and severe diarrhea for more than 1wk..... her typhoid O came back negative.... what does it all mean?? NEVER MIND.....IDIOTS!!! I ll just ask her dr dat won t charge me for 1 Damon question?

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i have diagnosed typhoid.From past week i have abdominal pain. I have no fever, Feeling tired. My typhidot results are 1gG negative and 1gM positive. My doctor advised me to take levofloxacin 500mg twice a day. I have take 3 days dose.But felling little pain in abdominal.

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Doctor in Equatorial Guinea says my blood tested positive for Typhoid-U. She says this is only scar typhoid and has prescribed paracetamol only. That works but I have to take 1000mg three times per day to stave off the flu-type body aches and knee pain. It s been a week now with only gradual improvement ( I am now down to 1000mg paracetamol at night just so I can sleep). Other symptoms are loss of appetite and constipation. What do you recommend?

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I am having joint pain post my typhoid . Still not going down. Have been taking wysolon. Any other medicine

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Hi Doctor, from past couple of days I have been observing blood in my stool. I am really concerned what I could do to stop it. Here is additional information for your consideration: Colour of stool: Yellow Frequency of stool: Once/Twice in a day...

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