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"I have been nursing typhoid for some years. Initially, it comes once in a 4 months after each treatment but within the last 8 month, it has been coming every months. I've done a test, been to hospital, took injections, took drip, drugs but yet it come in another month. I just finished one treatment last week and this week now am feeling another symptoms. Attached is my previous test result. What could be wrong please as I do have symptoms every month now even after treatment."

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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I have been nursing typhoid for some years. Initially, it comes once in a 4 months after each treatment but within the last 8 month, it has been coming every months. I've done a test, been to hospital, took injections, took drip, drugs but yet it come in another month. I just finished one treatment last week and this week now am feeling another symptoms. Attached is my previous test result. What could be wrong please as I do have symptoms every month now even after treatment.
    Dr. Ogechi M answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening sorry about that. Please note that sometimes the Widal result remains positive or reactive even after treatment. What matters are your symptoms. Please can you describe them to me. Thanks
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Symptoms are headache, body pains, bitter mouth, seems something moves in my stomach sometimes, High temperature. I noticed that all this symptoms comes whenever I sleep and wake up with the symptoms. Fyi, I just finished my period yesterday.
    Dr. Ogechi M answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello. All theses symptoms you have listed could easily be attributed to malaria. We're you tested for that? If indeed your condition is due to recurrent Enteric /typhoid fever, there are ways to guard against reoccurance like boosting your immune system. Take lots of fruits and vegetables for this. Improve on your sanitary conditions. The disease is transmitted by faeco-oral route. Wash your hands after visiting the toilet. Always boil your drinking water. Watch what and wear you eat. There are more specific tests for typhoid like blood, urine and stool cultures. Widal tests can be unreliable.
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    I got prompt now that answer is ready but no message. could you please resend?
    Dr. Ogechi M answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello. Please refresh your application and you would be able to view my response. Thanks. . . . . .
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Thanks Doc, I did a malaria test but found none. Actually, have been boosting the immune system for 3-5 months now with different drugs and even with some nature leaves. Infact, I just bought a water dispenser yesterday for prevention but I don't just understand how this happens frequently.
    Dr. Ogechi M answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello. I understand where you are coming from. Like I said earlier, there are more specific tests for the diagnosis of typhoid which you can do and also try to follow the precautions I have listed. It's one of 2 things. Either you are poorly treated or you keep getting reinfected.
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