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Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease common. The disease is most often caught when a person ingests food or water contaminated with infected feces. If you have been diagnosed with typhoid fever, you can follow a few steps to learn how to best combat this disease.
Take antibiotics. When you are first diagnosed with typhoid fever, your doctor will figure out how far along the disease has progressed. If the disease is diagnosed in its early stages, the common treatment is with antibiotics. He will prescribe your antibiotics, which you will take for one to two weeks.
The type of antibiotic you are prescribed will vary depending on where you contracted the strain and if you have had it before. The most common antibiotics prescribed include Ciprofloxacin, Ampicillin, Amoxicillin or azithromycin. You may also be prescribed Cefotaxime or Ceftriaxone. These medications are typically prescribes for 10 to 14 days
Get treated in the hospital. In severe cases, you will need immediate hospital admission. The aggressive symptoms you should look for that point to a severe cases of typhoid fever are swollen stomach, severe diarrhea, a fever of 104 degrees or higher, or persistent vomiting. When in the hospital, you will likely be given the same or similar antibiotic treatment, but it will be administered in injectable form while you are in the hospital.