My widal test come positive

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Ryder
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My widal test come positive and my doctor said its typhoid, they ask me to take cefadroxil by saying it's the antibiotic and help you to cure fast is it effective ?"
Beau
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Cefadroxil is actually a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic And for many countries, 1st generation cephalosporins are less effective against many bacterial species
Ryder
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Beau wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:57 am
Cefadroxil is actually a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic And for many countries, 1st generation cephalosporins are less effective against many bacterial species
So do you think i should take it ?
Beau
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Ryder wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:58 am
Beau wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:57 am
Cefadroxil is actually a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic And for many countries, 1st generation cephalosporins are less effective against many bacterial species
So do you think i should take it ?
it depends on the gegraphical region as well. For some countries, they are still effective and for some countries they are not
Damian
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A 3rd generation cephalosporin should be given along with Azithromycin.
Brayden
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How much fever u have? I also got it positive. No fever in morning when i get up but gradually 99 n late night it goes away. What abt ur fever pattern?
Ryder
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Brayden wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:04 am
How much fever u have? I also got it positive. No fever in morning when i get up but gradually 99 n late night it goes away. What abt ur fever pattern?
My fever occurred for two consecutive evenings, in evening, first I felt shivering then fever used to elevate, then it used to come down by morning.
NormanSpono
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The Widal test is positive if TO antigen titer is more than 1:160 in an active infection, or if TH antigen titer is more than 1:160 in past infection or in immunized persons
Creeder2001
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There are two otherr treatments for thypoid fever:

Azithromycin (Zithromax). This may be used if a person is unable to take ciprofloxacin or the bacteria are resistant to ciprofloxacin.

Ceftriaxone. This injectable antibiotic is an alternative in more-complicated or serious infections and for people who may not be candidates for ciprofloxacin, such as children.

Is there any specific reason as to why you got prescribed Ciprofloxacin ?
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