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What Is Typhoid Fever

I'm having symptomatic typhoid fever for about 2 years now. How is this possible even after taking different kinds of antibiotics. Should I be worried it might prove fatal even after trying to shed it for about 2 years now?

There is no symptomatic typhoid. Typhoid if it's there is there or not there. Get a blood test done widal and cbc, discuss online with reports or consult a local gp.
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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?

It may take 2-3 weeks to fully recover. Follow 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 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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Hi please why am I still feeling sick after I got infected with typhoid fever about 2 years ago? I took antibiotics, almost two years later and am still having intermittent illnesses. Can salmonella typhi live in the body for almost two years? Except in carriers of course. Symptoms are, mild fever, intermittent headaches, constipation, malaise. Thank you.

Yes, typhoid bacteria can be in the body in a dormant stage for years. Get your CBC widal and usg abdomen done. Consult with reports. Till then take paracetamol 500 mg bd and probiotic once daily. Eat plain curd at room temperature 2 bowls daily consult with reports online.
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Hello my daughter is 2.5 years old nd she is having fever since 12 days .we have tested cvc, typhoid nd all reports r normal .plz tell me why she is having fever.

Hello my daughter is 2.5 years old nd she is having fever since 12 days .we have tested cvc, typhoid nd all reports r...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned you have done all investigations so there is no chance of bacterial and parasitic infection at all and in my opinion it can be due to one virus so discuss with your treating Doctor about [paracetamol] for fever,and antiviral [Acyclovir] for 10 days. Hope that helps
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My baby suffering frm fever frm 4 days. Done with blood reports. please have a look. Typhoid salmonella o positive 1: 160 dil salmonella type h positive 1: 160 dil salmonella para type a n b negative. Does my baby suffering frm typhoid. please help me out.

My baby suffering frm fever frm 4 days. Done with blood reports. please have a look. Typhoid salmonella o positive 1:...
Apparently your baby is having infection with salmonella typhi which is the causative organism for typhoid fever. Get your baby to a paediatrician to treat.
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I am 31 and a male, had a widal screening and results were sto 1/20, sth 1/20. Could you please interpret it for me.

I am 31 and a male, had a widal screening and results were sto 1/20, sth 1/20. Could you please interpret it for me.
Widal screening test is interpreted with patient symptoms along with reading because some time there are false negative results also. 1/20 is positive if pt has fever or other symptoms. I can guide you further after complete evaluation.
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I had fever from thursday temperature of body goes up and down. Taking crocin after lunch & dinner.

I had fever from thursday temperature of body goes up and down. Taking crocin after lunch & dinner.
Get your fever profile check it can b viral typhoid malaria dengue it can b anythng consult me online for more details.
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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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Hello doctor, i'm suffering from typhoid fever, so kindly suggest me diet plan for it because I don't know what to eat during typhoid.

Hello, avoid grains like wheat, jowar, bajri and all non veg food. You can take rice, moong, moong dal etc light foods in general maintain proper hydration. Hope this helps.
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I have several balls like structure on my lower neck is this a herpes symptom? I have typhoid also.

I have several balls like structure on my lower neck
is this a herpes symptom? I have typhoid also.
Herpes is a viral infection. Most of the times it is accompanied with fever. The herpes eruptions are painful. The herpes vesicular eruptions are quite distinctive. It is best to seek medical help immediately if you are experiencing fever, painful rash like eruption along with the lesion s that you have memtioned. However, without having a look at it, nobody can diagnose it for you. So please seek medical help immediately.
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