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Typhoid treatment at the hospital
Typhoid Fever

Typhoid treatment at the hospital

When a person has very severe symptoms of typhoid fever, they are admitted into hospital. Severe symptoms may include but are not limited to consistent vomiting, extreme diarrhea, and a swollen stomach. While admitted to a hospital, one should place importance on preventing cross transmission between themselves and other patients. If you are already sick, your immune system may be weak, making it easier to contract other diseases. The same goes for the other patients contracting what you have if…
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Treatments for typhoid fever
Typhoid Fever

Treatments for typhoid fever

Antibiotics are used to treat typhoid. There are forms of typhoid that are drug resistant. There are therefore several different drugs that are recommended to fight typhoid fever. If the typhoid is resistant to a particular type of medication, a different one is used. Up to 9% of typhoid cases caused by salmonella typhi are resistant to multiple drugs. Drugs like Cipro, Amoxicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Sulfatrim, and Bactrim which are all taken orally. In more severe cases, the intravenously administered Ampicillin…
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How does one get typhoid fever?
Typhoid Fever

How does one get typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is contracted when a person eats or drinks food that is contaminated with the associated bacteria, that is salmonella typhi or salmonella paratyphi. The bacteria are spread from a human to a food or water source, and from there to other people. The easiest way for this to happen is through feces, which have a very high concentration of the bacteria if a person is a carrier. People who suffer from the illness become carriers of the bacteria.…
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