Typhoid Dot Test

Typhoid DOT test or typhidot test is done to detect antibodies against the bacteria Salmonella typhi. This test can confirm typhoid within 2 to 3 days of infection.

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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 »

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 »

What is the normal titer value after typhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have a little long story of typhoid. In March, I tested positive for typhoid with widal test and the report shows TO - 1:80, TH - 1:40. My doctor prescribed me some antibiotics and I took them for eight days. I tested again and all titers were negative. I immedia...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Widal test is a vague test which has limitations. It is done only to get an idea of which type of organism might be present. If you see the report again, you will not find any value for a zero level, means the level of a normal person can also not be zero. Anything les...  Read Full »

My father got a fever suddenly from yesterday. Should we be worried about dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had sudden fever ranging from 100 to 102.6 F yesterday, but he has no clear symptoms. As he had loose stool yesterday, he was advised Oflox O by the doctor, two tablets daily for five days. And also Dolo 650, which we started giving him yesterday. Today the fever has been ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your father's CBC report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the report, his neutrophils count is slightly high and platelet count is low. Platelet count can be decreased in malaria, dengue, blood infection, etc., like conditions,...  Read Full »

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