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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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 continuously fo...  Read Full »

Are malaria and typhoid vaccines safe for a 9 month old baby?

Query: Dear Doctor, Is it safe for a 9 month baby to travel to the Dominican Republic? Also, is it safe for a 8-9 month old to take vaccines for malaria and typhoid?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is safe to travel to Dominican Republic, but you need to care abut many issues. While traveling there are many issues related to health of your baby, example: he can get infection like malaria, typhoid, hepatitis A & E and varicella. So if you use prophylactic m...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent fever with high ESR and CRP levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a fever every day. But, every day the fever occurs and goes to a maximum of 100 degrees, and it gets back to the body temperature without any medications. It is repetitive. I have done a few blood tests and am attaching the reports. I have found out that my CRP and ESR is ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely a viral fever only as it settles within four to five days. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are usually elevated due to viral fever or any other fever. As it gets recovered within four to five days without any antibiotics, ...  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 »

My platelets count is decreasing. And I am having fever from last 6 days with continuous headache.

Query: Hi Doctor, I am having fever since last 6 days with continuous headache. I am taking Paracetamol on regular intervals, but my fever temperature is not decreasing from 100 degree, sometimes it reaches to 103 degree as well. Because of the fever my appetite is also reducing day by day. I got it checke...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Platelet count decreases in many other infections also, not only in dengue. If your fever temperature is not getting down with Paracetamol, then it means you had taken a very low dosage and many times it is not able to lower the temperature. You can take tablet Diclomol t...  Read Full »

Is Xone injection the correct medication for typhoid treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 68-year-old and now taking this Xone injection - 8, Glucose saline (RL) - 2, and D10 10%. Is it the right medication? His report of the Widal Test (slide Method) is as follows: 1) Salmonella Typhi 'O' 1:160 2) Salmonella Typhi 'H' Salmonella Typhi "AH" 1:20 3) Salm...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Based on the lab report, it looks like he is having typhoid fever. The prescribed medicine Xone (Ceftriaxone) is used in the treatment of typhoid. Saline is to keep him hydrated, and D10 (Dextrose) provides him with energy. If he is well enough and not vomiting, he can b...  Read Full »

Is continuous fever for more than three days in a child indicative of typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 21 months old and 12.5 kg in weight. He has a fever for the last three days. And I have been giving him Calpol suspension. Now I want to provide him with Azitus-XL 200 mg suspension too. Kindly prescribe the dosage for it. As of now, my child does not have symptoms like sore th...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My suggestion with Azitus-XL suspension (Azithromycin 200 mg/5 ml) for 12.5 kg child is 3 ml once a day for five days. I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

Kindly go through my Widal report and suggest the reason for my fever.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from fever for the past two days. My Widal report says S. Typhi O antigen 1:40, S. Typhi H antigen 1:40 and S. paratyphoid A. I am only taking tablets to control my temperature. Please explain the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon your Widal test report, it is hard to pinpoint the diagnosis of fever to be of enteric origin (typhoid). You need to document rising Widal titers to be sure of that diagnosis and that too after a week of fever. To establish the diagnosis of typhoid fever at...  Read Full »

Could diarrhea with fever in a vaccinated individual be a sign of COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having frequent stools three to four times for the last three days. It was not watery but a small amount in solid. I took tablet Cifran CT once daily to control frequent stools for the past three days. I find once medicine power diminishes in 24 hours, and the frequent stools start ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you are worried. Let me answer your queries. Yes. There is a possibility that you have COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine does not give 100% protection. However, it reduces the severity of infection. Yes, the frequent stools is a symptom of COVID. Tablet ...  Read Full »

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