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Treatment for typhoid

Treatment for typhoid

Treatment The only effective treatment for typhoid is antibiotics. Doctors most commonly use ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for nonpregnant people. Other antibiotics a doctor may use are: chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) ampicillin (Ampi, Omnipen, Penglobe, and Principen) sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Bactrim) Pregnant people should also avoid chloramphenicol. A person with typhoid needs to rehydrate by drinking adequate amounts of water. In more severe cases, where the bowel has become perforated, a person may need surgery. However, as with a number of other bacterial conditions, there is concern about the growing resistance of antibiotics to S. typhi. There have been outbreaks of multidrug-resistant typhoid strains, such asTrusted Source the outbreak in Pakistan in 2018, in which patients were resistant to five different antibiotic types. For this reason, the CDC recommends implementing preventive efforts, such as working to: increase vaccination improve sanitation and hygiene implement better tracking of people with an infection to limit contagion

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