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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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 »

I suffer from typhoid and UTI. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor,Four months ago, I was diagnosed with typhoid and UTI. My Widal test showed S.typhi O 1: 40 and S.typhi H 1:320. My blood count keeps reducing even though I am eating well. I have back pain, incomplete bladder emptying, dark urine, sometimes vaginal pain and a little itch. I also have anal...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Before I suggest something, I need to ask the medication you are undergoing for typhoid.Next, I suggest you consume milk, fruit juices and barley as a recommended diet for typhoid recovery.You need to emphasis on raw or lightly cooked vegetables and fresh fruits. You nee...  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 »

When will a person under treatment recover from typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother has typhoid fever. In the last week of last month, she had diarrhea and vomiting multiple times with severe headaches. Doctor gave her antibiotics for few days, and she felt better. However, after a week, she started having severe headaches, nausea, and vomiting, so she went for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail and can understand your concern. Recovery from typhoid depends on many factors, 1. Type and severity of the typhoid infection- There are three types of typhoid, normal, type A, and type B. And they have different severity and recov...  Read Full »

Why is my father's fever not going down even with medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 74 years old and he has a positive Typhidot IgM result and mild corona. He is in-home quarantine. He has a temperature ranging from 100 to 102 degrees for three days. Currently, he is taking Doxycycline, Azee, Zinc elemental, and other supplements. But his temperature is not...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father's double infection. If his fever lies below 38.2 degrees celsius, it is not a bad thing. Fever has the function to kill off bacteria and viruses. You need to be worried when his fever becomes high. Before proceeding further, I have t...  Read Full »

When is the Widal test false positive?

Query: Hi doctor, Five months back, I was abroad. When I was abroad, my friend had COVID-19. I was scared about that, and then I came back home a few days after. I was in a small town and consulted a doctor. They told me to do a blood test for typhoid, and then they said the test is positive and gave me m...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com You should be careful about your health, but there is no need to be scared about it. I believe that you never had typhoid, and it could be misdiagnosed by the Widal test, which gives false positives frequently. Jaundice is possible if you drink contaminated water. I a...  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. S D 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 »

What is the cause for persistent low-grade fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a few suggestions about my health.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me all the symptoms or problems you have with your health so I can help you accordingly. And please let me know if you are taking any medicine currently. If you have done any tests, then please attach so I can check and comment.  Read Full »

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