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How to Treat Typhoid Fever?

In most cases, typhoid fever is treated with a course of antibiotic medication.

Patients with typhoid fever are treated with a course of antibiotic medication. However, some patients are infected with strains of S. Typhi that are antibiotic-resistant.

To test which S. Typhi strain patients are infected with, a blood, faecal or urine sample is collected and sent to a laboratory. After identifying the strain, patients can be treated with the appropriate antibiotic. It is crucial to finish the antibiotics as prescribed to ensure all bacteria is removed from the body.

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