Typhoid Fever and its treatment

Typhoid Fever and its treatment
Published on, 11 October, 2023. Answered by Dr. Pratiek Badugu and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I have typhoid. What are my treatment options, and how long should I expect to undergo treatment?

 

Answered by Dr. Pratiek Badugu

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Treatment with Antibiotics: Typhoid fever is often managed using antibiotics. Oral Ceftriaxone, at a dose of 1g taken twice daily, is a typical choice for a 3-day course.

Individualized Treatment: The specific antibiotic and treatment duration may vary depending on the severity of the infection and other patient-specific factors.

Hydration Is Vital: Typhoid fever can lead to dehydration due to symptoms like fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Maintaining proper hydration with fluids and electrolytes over 7 days is crucial for symptom management and recovery.

Complete the Antibiotic Course: It's essential to finish the full course of antibiotics, even if you start feeling better. This reduces the risk of antibiotic resistance and ensures complete eradication of the infection.

 

Thanks

 


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