Question: I have Typhoid since last 15 days
Hi, I have Typhoid since last 15 days. Earlier my doctor treated me for viral and when no signs of improvement were seen I was given a course of typhoid medication which lasted 1 week with little improvement like earlier I used to have fever around 100-103 all day and I had to take a Dolo 650 every 5 hrs to keep it down. Now I take half Dolo 650 twice a day and the fever is also around 100.
My 3 days back widal test reports show that
Typhi o – 1/160
Typhi h- 1/160
My earlier reports were the same that were taken 10 days back, just the AH value was 1/40.
I think the doctor is just trying to mint money from me as he working in the hospital and I have to visit him because I was admitted last month for hemolysis due to medicinal reaction caused by g6pd deficiency in blood. I think he is lootng me because the chemist told me that the new medicines given by him are better and I would see immediate relief.
Also, the doctor said we will admit him if he doesn’t gets well in 5 days.
The medicines in earlier prescription are
Omnapil 200- twice a day
Vsl3 bd – once a day
Oflox 200- twice a day
The medicine in newer prescription are-
Vencid Dsr- once a day
Oflin 200- twice a day
Ceftum 500 – twice a day
Please tell me is my treatment going right? I have heard that ciprofloxacin is given in typhoid so that the bacteria in gall bladder is killed and the Typhoid doesn’t come back again. Please tell me as this hospital has already taken a lot of money from me and now I cannot trust them woth my health as i feel they treat patients like costumers.
Hope this message finds u in good health.
I have gone through ur msg and understand your concern.
you are right ,it seems that u r being exploited .
typhoid generally takes a month to heal up completely.
you blood reports suggest that u have borderline reports.
these are not confirmatory of typhoid.
it may just be a viral fever which gets better gradually.
drink plenty of fluids, take paracetamol when temp goes beyond 100. that should be enough.