Typhoid

Typhoid is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi, which is manifested by high-grade fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is spread through contaminated water and food, and is prevalent in regions with less handwashing. If left untreated, it can result in perforations and peritonitis. Antibiotics like Ceftriaxone and Ciprofloxacin help in treating typhoid along with rehydration.

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My 55-year-old mother, who suffered from thyroid fever for a month, has been diagnosed with a lung infection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother, 55 years old, has suffered from typhoid fever and chills for the past month. Although we consulted two doctors, there was no change in the condition. Now she is admitted to a nursing home where she was diagnosed with a lung infection. She also suffered from a seizure a few da...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The seizure is likely due to the medication she took for typhoid (tablet Ciprofloxacin), a common cause of convulsions. Regarding the chest infection, please provide me with the latest chest X-ray and also medications. ...  Read Full »

Can Ceftum 500 be continued in raised typhoid fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from fever for past 11 days. On the first day, we got a Widal test done. It showed 1:40 S.typhi, but having a fever 103 to 104 degree Fahrenheit. Just three days back we confirmed 1:180 in Widal test. The doctor has advised Ceftum 500 mg twice daily. Now she is having...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Typhoid should be treated with antibiotics for 14 days must. Otherwise, the bacteria remain in the gallbladder and cause recurrent infection. Now, if you feel that symptoms are not improving, she might require injectable antibiotics. It is better to get intravenous anti...  Read Full »

What does a positive typhoid IgG/IgM test and a negative Widal test mean?

Query: Hello doctor, What does a positive typhoid IgG/IgM test and a negative widal test mean? My typhoid IgG and IgM were positive, but the widal test was T.O-1:20 and T.H-1:20. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. To understand this, you will need a basic understanding of typhoid antibodies. Typhoid antibodies detection tests are of two types: One is quantitative, which detects the amount of IgG and IgM antibodies, and the other one is widal which de...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with typhoid and my fever is not coming down in spite of taking antibiotics. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with typhoid after undergoing a Widal test. I have been suffering from fever for the past ten days. The doctor advised tablet Cefoperazone and Sulbactam injections for four days still, fever is not reducing. Then, I went to another doctor, where the tests were repeated. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are suffering from typhoid and UTI (urinary tract infection). The best way to deal with it is to take the antibiotics for seven days. Since the antibiotics you took were for a short period, you do not have any resolution in your symptoms ...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken for excessive sweating and light headache?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. I have been having light headaches, weakness, excessive sweating, and internal heat for a month now. I went to do a Widal test and my result was typhi 160++. I was given a pill at the hospital called Ciprobay which I completed the dosage but I am still feeling t...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Typhoid infection takes 14 days to resolve. Please take the full dose of drugs and do not leave it incomplete. I suggest you take tablet Ceftum (Cefuroxime) 500 mg twice a day for three days and tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once a day for three days and tablet ...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of fever for 10 days with abdominal pain while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My 59-year-old husband has had a fever for about 10 days, the first two days it varied between 37.8 and 38.8 maximum and small diarrhea without any other symptoms. We thought it was the COVID at the beginning but it cannot be because he had no other symptoms and me and my children hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel very sorry to hear about your husband, and very rightly understand your concern and temptation for his unresolving symptoms. You are perfectly right that if treatment were given rightly he should have shown some improvement but unfortunately he did until now. ...  Read Full »

My sick son is positive for typhoid Salmonella. What home remedies will improve his condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has had a fever for the past four days, and the temperature is around 98 F. Unfortunately, the levels are not dropping. In addition, he has headaches and a dry cough. We got the blood tests done, and the results were positive for typhoid salmonella. What type of home remedies will ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If tested positive for typhoid, I suggest it is better to get admitted to the hospital for antibiotic treatment. Unfortunately, no such home remedies are available which can replace antibiotics. I hope this has helped you.  Read Full »

I have had typhoid for a month; please suggest an antibiotic that would work best.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male patient. I have been¬†suffering from typhoid for the past one month. After getting my pathology report, the doctor advised me to take one week medication of tablet Cefuroxime 500 mg twice a day. Before this, I had Azithromycin 500 mg. Is the advice given by doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly tell me some more details about your illness. You were saying that you have suffered from this illness since 1 month. What does it mean? Do you have fever continuousl...  Read Full »

How to prevent the recurrence of typhoid fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I had typhoid fever two years back, and my TLC count also increased around 13000 per microliter. Last year I faced the same problem. I am living abroad, that is why I cannot do my treatment properly. This year also I feel the same. Now almost four days passed, and I feel feverish eve...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Typhoid fever can become a chronic ailment and cause recurrences. However, it does not mean you are having typhoid fever again. Please let me know what treatment you received last time so that we could personalize treatment for you. You need to do certain tests: 1. W...  Read Full »

I was vaccinated for typhoid six years back and advised to take a booster dose before traveling. Should I take it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going on a work trip tomorrow. I was vaccinated for typhoid six years ago and was informed today that I should have taken another typhoid vaccine. I read online that you should do this two to four weeks before traveling. Should I still try to get vaccinated? If so, can I take an o...  Read Full »


Dr. Gulati Ranjitsingh Awtarsingh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your details, and I can understand the problem. Taking a booster dose of typhoid is always safer before going to another country. I suggest you take precautions and drink filtered and boiled water. Do not eat the roadside food and eat only in good restaur...  Read Full »

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