Typhoid mary

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Mary Mallon better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.

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Male 43 Yrs. Had Typhoid in Oct 2009. Now on 31st July'11 had fever, cold and cough and went to doctor who got me to do Widal Test which shows T value at 1: 80 and H 1:160 the other 2 readings are 1:40. So do I have Typhoid again and is it a concern for re coccurance in 2 yrs. He changed my medicine from Locof which he gave previous day to Mahecef @2pills each in morn and evening for 5 dayts and asked me to come again. I generally feel worried most of the time and am unable to sleep pl help.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Widal test does give us an idea about the presence of typhoid.

However, it is the rising titre on repeating the widal test which gives us a better idea about the typhoid.

The gold standard test for typhoid is blood culture. Hence, my sincere suggestion to...

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Dear Doctor,

I have typhoid fever grade I and had taken injection for that 4 days ago. Now, since yesterday i have severe pain in right shoulder. Can you please explain what could be this and advice me what should i do next. Also please advice me what are the treatments i have to take after taking the injection?

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XXXXXX

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Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for posting your query. I would like to give you a more specific answer related to your health concern.

I understand form your query that you have Typhoid fever and you did take an injection 4 days ago. Could you please let me know what injection you took and if you took in the...

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While in the Marines stationed in Africa in 2007 I started feeling sick(weak, abdominal pain, tongue pain/changes, joint pain). When I got back to the states I went to the Dr. and they found nothing wrong. I got out of the Marines and kept going to the Veteran's Hospital, but they never found anything wrong with me. They biopsied my tongue and it came back normal tongue tissue. I came down to Mexico and in a week they found I had typhoid in my stool. My question is, "is it possible I had typhoid fever for almost 4 years"?? I feel better now with the antibiotics. My symptoms were headache, weakness, rash on my chest(lasted for about 2 weeks), tongue changes. I lived with this for 4 years and served my country. I want to know if it was typhoid so I could file a claim.

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Hello and thanks for the query,

Your question is a good one. Regarding the typhoid - it is actually possible to be a carrier of this bacteria - salmonella typhi for a number of years. The bacteria may cause an intermittent illness and a variety of symptoms during that period of time. At the same...

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Hi,
On 13th July '11 I started with fever (101 deg). On 15th July, my doctor recommended me to get Typhoid tested. 15th July evening typhoid igm was positive. He started a course of Zanocin 200 for 5 days along with paracetamol. My Fever was under control by third day (17th/18th July). On 20th July, he prescribed me to continue with Zanocin 200 for 3 more days. Fever didnt appear again after 20th July. However I felt weakness for 2 weeks (till 28th July). Since 15th July, he had suggested me to go soft on diet (no fibre, etc.). I am still continuing with that soft diet.

1) I got my typhoid igm again tested today (30th July). It is still showing as positive. I am concerned, Is that still a problem?
2) I observe that my digestion has still not recovered. What do you suggest?
3) For how long should I continue with soft diet? When can I start with regular home made diet? (and how/what to start to make it regular?)

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Your Typhoid IgM will be positive for atleast 3 months. IgM is an antibody which is formed in response to infection. These antibodies persist in body even after the disease is cured/controlled. In clinical practice, however, we do not prescribe the use of Typhoid...

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I am taking treatment for hairfall.Doctor asked me for hb and widal test.In report i got the Salmonella typhi'o' - 1/320 and SalmonellaTyphi 'h' - 1/160.I suffered from typhiod around 12 - 14 years back.So as per doctor diagnose my hairdfall is due to typhi 'o and 'h' count since i suffered from typhiod its germs are still left in my body.he started treating me for the same to completely get rid of typhiod germs.According to doctor those germs could also be one of the reason of my major hairfall ,So my question is the doctor giving me the right treatment with the right diagnose?Reason for prescribing Zenflox tablet..??I am still taking Zenflox even not suffering from any fever currently .reason of taking it is that it prescribed by doctor.

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX,

Hairfall is a condition that may be associated with any dietary deficiency, stress, infection, hormonal changes and drugs.

It cannot be told for sure that hair fall is due to typhoid, as it is not a common reason for the same.
Now as you have got Widal test positive, it need not...

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Hi,
I was diagnosed with typhoid last month and was on bed rest for 2 weeks. The fever subsidised after one week and my doctor advised to take normal food without oil & non-spicy for one month.
How long should i follow this ie. can i eat fried food after one month? because typhoid has chances of relapse so i want to confirm.

Thanks

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Hi,

I hope you have completed the treatment given by the doctor.

Typhoid has greater chances of relapse for next 4 weeks. The recurrence rate is 15 to 20% in general population.

You should follow precautions for 4 weeks after the diagnosis of typhoid. It is good to continue them for 8 weeks to...

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my mother aged 48 years is having an extreme low haemoglobin ranging frm 3-5.5 as it rises max upto 6 by blood tranfusion..she is suffering this from back 2 mnths &in first mnth she had typhoid also now aftr treatmnt typhoid test resulted negative but still she has fever for approx 9 hours a day evn aftr taking crocin n other medicines we hv consulted many Dr. bt results are "no improvement".
can u advice what to do..?she takes all beet,soaked anjir and mudka dal,pomegranates and also is taking no spices else salt still no improvement ..what is the reason of fever all the test are normalno infections no other defeciencies than Hb..?which doctor should we consult do know any in rajasthan

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You should investigate properly for the cause of low hb. She may have some internal bleedig or blood loss from hidden site or may be some other cause. Its not necessary that low hb always due to ifon of vit deficiencies. So its not improved on iron therapy. Consult hematologist for your...

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My grand mother 78years suffering with Typhoid with values O and H of 1:40. She has continious fever for the past 2 weeks and completely on bed now. We are giving Ceftum 500 twicw a day and with other B complex injections.

How many days tyhoid persists and what can be best treatment for Old age people

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for posting your query.

I am not satisfied whether your grand mother is suffering from Typhoid. Titre in range of 1:40 is not supportive. We should find another cause for fever.

Is she suffering from loose stools/ abdominal pain/ vomiting?

Is she suffering from chest pain/...

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I HAD TYPHOID SINCE LAST 15 DAYS ,THOUGHT EVERYTHING IS WELL BUT NOW SUDDENLY FEELING DIZZY WITH HANDS AND HEART TREMBLING ,THERE IS A FEELING OF NERVOUSNESS THE FOREHEAD IS GETTING HOTTER

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query
Since patient feels very weak,tired and suffers from loss of appetite,such types of symptoms may occur.
If your fever has become normal,your blood pressure and sugar levels are normal,you should not worry.
Take proper rest along with plenty of oral fluids and light...

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Hi i am XXXXXXX I have Typhi O - 1/160, Typhi H - 1/80, Paratyphi XXXXXXX AH" -1/20 and Paratyphi "BH" -1/20.
What does it mean.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

This is is a Widal report for typhoid which is a raised. If you have fever then it is significant, however if you have no symptoms then it is not important. Some doctors will tell you that you have typhoid but the fact is that with one widal report you cannot be labelled as typhoid. We...

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hi, my husband had typhoid 3 weeks before for which he had taken the complete treatment. but now he has sexual problem like weakening in erection which was never before. Is this due to typhoid? when it was corrected and we gain our normal sexual life?

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Is Zanocin-400 a drug for Typhoid tretment? Does it control rigers and fever? My doctor has prescribed it as a possibel treatment for typhoid. Abdominal sonography has turned normal with the final comment :1.Few enlarged periportal nodes 2. Minimal interbowel free fluid. Please comment.? Crocin is being taken for fever. Zanocin has been prescribed for twice daily. There seems to be no respite after the Zanocin wears of. Feels good and beter when I take it and the fever is also under contrl but returns once the drug action stops.

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I suffered from typhoid fever 3 months back and now i m having a severe hairloss..i consulted a dermatologist a week back she gave me 2 tablets: perfectil and iron tablets.but i did not tell my dermatologist that i suffered from typhoid 3 months back..can u suggest me some quick remedy to treat my hairfall

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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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hi doctor today idone a widal test values are s o antibodys 1:80 h antibodys 1:40 ah antibodys1:20 bh antibodys1:20 is it harmful values hi doctor is it typhoid fever please give me good suggestion to me and what is the treatment

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