Doctors for Typhoid in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Associated with Salmonella typhi bacteria Typhoid is one of the most acute illnesses that used to be fatal once. The common symptoms of typhoid start off with high fever that doesn't seem to come down. Besides this, the patient would experience prolonged periods of lack of appetite, weight loss, nausea, extreme feeling of fatigue and also inability to get up from bed.
HOW IS TYPHOID DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is usually done by a general physician who does a stool and blood test to check for the presence of the relevant bacteria.
HOW IS TYPHOID TREATED?
The only effective treatment for typhoid is antibiotics. The most commonly used are ciprofloxacin (for non-pregnant adults) and ceftriaxone. Other than antibiotics, it is sensible to rehydrate by drinking adequate water. In more severe cases, where the bowel has become perforated, surgery may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even after treatment with antibiotics, a small number of people who recover from typhoid fever continue to harbor the bacteria in their intestinal tracts or gallbladders, often for years. These people, called chronic carriers, shed the bacteria in their feces and are capable of infecting others, although they no longer have signs or symptoms of the disease themselves.