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Typhoid Fever Treatment

My father is diagnosed with typhoid in widal test with o type titre = 1: 380.his wbc count is 11,500 and platelets 2,05,000. He has gone under treatment with monocef 1 mg and neurobion gold through iv. Also orally he has taken calpol & ciprox 250. Now he is feeling heavy head, weakness but no fever. Main concern is he is sweating a lot in night only since diagnosed with typhoid. Do we need to worry about it? What line of treatment is advice further? What diet should be followed? What precautions need to be taken? How long it takes to recover from typhoid?

Dear Lybrate-user, It is very common for the patients to experience weakness and dizziness after long period of fever. Night sweat is also common. So no need to worry about it. Monitor the body temperature regularly. Increase the intake of fluids and ors solution. Keep the patient well hydrated as it will help in speedy recovery. Avoid oily and spicy food. Give easily digestible food like porridge (daliya) and khichdi curd. Give coconut water daily. Avoid giving the juice from the market. It will take 15-20 days to recover from the typhoid. Always be in touch with your doctor.
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Hello! my sister is suffering from fever in internal body but not feels by others exactly, blood test report shows typhoid 360+, after two month of treatment it's occur again.

Hello! my sister is suffering from fever in internal body but not feels by others exactly, blood test report shows ty...
If you mean the isolated rise of one titer like the s typhi o, it is the normal anamnestic rise and is not typhoid. The increasing tires of other factors are needed for typhoid. Check the titres of ah, bh. The widal test is positive if to antigen titer is more than 1: 160 in an active infection, or if th antigen titer is more than 1: 160 in past infection or in immunized persons. A single widal test is of little (no) clinical relevance due to the high number of cross-reacting infections, including malaria.
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Having high fever since 3 days. Doctor said either typhoid or malaria. Just wanted to know the symptoms of both. Thank you.

Having high fever since 3 days. Doctor said either typhoid or malaria. Just wanted to know the symptoms of both. Than...
The severity of malaria varies based on the species of Plasmodium. Symptoms are chills, fever and sweating, usually occurring a few weeks after being bitten. Typhoid symptoms include high fever, headache, stomach pain, weakness, vomiting and loose stools. Treatment includes antibiotics and fluids. As a simple idea/guideline for you to distinguish between the two, the shivering or chills/rigour seen in malaria can be relied upon as identifying symptom.
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Mujhe march me typhoid fever hua tha ,aur av 1 month se excess hair fall ho rha hh .kya ye typhoid k wjh se ho rha hh ,plzzz help me aur hair fall stop ho jayega na?

Mujhe march me typhoid fever hua tha ,aur av 1 month se excess hair fall ho rha hh .kya ye typhoid k wjh se ho rha hh...
yes this is bad effect of typhoid. take medicine it will heal up fastly. within 1 month u notice in ur hair. consult online here for treatment.
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My wife is suffering from typhoid fever, she had it in 2017, she had it in 2018 and we are expecting it will happen again in 2019, is there any permanent treatment for this? We have a son who was born on 5 of may this year I heard about injection treatment in order to treat it permanently, could you please guide me.

Typhoid fever is an infection that spreads through contaminated food and water. If you take care the infection can be avoided entering into your body and vaccines are recommended in areas where typhoid fever is common.
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Is it possible for one to suffer from typhoid fever for more than one year? I still have body aches and abdominal issues after one year of suffering from typhoid?

Yes but as per your symptoms you need treatment to improve your gut. Take online consultation for advice.
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I've given my blood tests and tested positive for typhoid. Need some advice as to how things go forward and what is the severity of the infection as well.

You need to start medicines. It will take 2-4 weeks to clear. Take rest and to follow this progressive diet plan: a progressive diet from a liquid diet to a normal diet depending on the level of tolerance would help the person’s appetite. •fluids in the form of tender coconut water, barley water, electrolyte fortified water, fresh fruit juice, vegetable soup, buttermilk, and water should be consumed until body temperature comes back to normal. •to begin with, consume a liquid diet for a few days and then gradually take fruits like bananas, can notaloupes, watermelons, grapes, peaches, and apricots. It is better if solid food is avoided unless the person feels very hungry. •as the person’s appetite gets better, semi-solid foods can be given. Boiled rice, baked potato, soft-boiled or poached eggs, baked apple, yogurt, vegetable soup can be given. •when you are free from the fever, fruits, boiled vegetables and unrefined foods like unpolished rice and white bread can be included. •a typhoid recovery diet plan should include yogurt and eggs, as they are easier to digest than meat and provide adequate protein. For vegetarians, lentils, legumes and cottage cheese, meet the protein needs. Diet tips: 1.Drink boiled water and keep your body hydrated. 2.Consume 3 – 4 liters of fluids in the form of water, fruit juices, tender coconut water and soup. 3.Eat small frequent meals rather than large meals to ease digestion and for maximum nutrient utilization by the body. 4.Try not to include spices as much as possible till the fever recovers. Slowly introduce protein in your diet in the form of eggs, yoghurt and boiled fish; depending on your tolerance level, increase the portion size. Foods to avoid during typhoid: dietary precautions during treatment of typhoid fever make sure that the disease does not aggravate. It helps you ease from the discomforts of the disease. •avoid high fiber foods: intake of whole grain cereals and their products like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and raw vegetables in the form of salads, are rich in fiber. It can add on the stress on your digestive system. •avoid vegetables like cabbage, capsicum and turnip as these can cause bloating and gas. •stay away from oily foods, spices and seasonings like pepper, cayenne and chilli powder to make sure that the digestive tract does not inflame all the more.
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Can I eat papaya during typhoid fever? What kind of diet should be taken and what should not be taken during typhoid?

Progressive diet plan: a progressive diet from a liquid diet to a normal diet depending on the level of tolerance would help the person’s appetite. •fluids in the form of tender coconut water, barley water, electrolyte fortified water, fresh fruit juice, vegetable soup, buttermilk and water should be consumed until body temperature comes back to normal. •to begin with, consume liquid diet for a few days and then gradually take fruits like bananas, can notaloupes, watermelons, grapes, peaches, and apricots. It is better if solid food is avoided unless the person feels very hungry. •as the person’s appetite gets better, semi-solid foods can be given. Boiled rice, baked potato, soft-boiled or poached eggs, baked apple, yoghurt, vegetable soup can be given. •when you are free from the fever, fruits, boiled vegetables and unrefined foods like unpolished rice and white bread can be included. •a typhoid recovery diet plan should include yoghurt and eggs, as they are easier to digest than meat and provide adequate protein. For vegetarians, lentils, legumes and cottage cheese, meet the protein needs. Diet tips: 1. Drink boiled water and keep your body hydrated. 2. Consume 3 – 4 liters of fluids in the form of water, fruit juices, tender coconut water and soup. 3. Eat small frequent meals rather than large meals to ease digestion and for maximum nutrient utilization by the body. 4.Try not to include spices as much as possible till the fever recovers. Slowly introduce protein in your diet in the form of eggs, yoghurt and boiled fish; depending on your tolerance level, increase the portion size. Foods to avoid during typhoid: dietary precautions during treatment of typhoid fever make sure that the disease does not aggravate. It helps you ease from the discomforts of the disease. •avoid high fibre foods: intake of whole grain cereals and their products like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and raw vegetables in the form of salads, are rich in fiber. It can add to the stress on your digestive system. •avoid vegetables like cabbage, capsicum and turnip as these can cause bloating and gas. •stay away from oily foods, spices and seasonings like pepper, cayenne and chilli powder to make sure that the digestive tract does not inflame all the more.
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