Typhoid fever Treatment

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection. Children can become very sick or even die without treatment. Typhoid fever is common in countries with poor sanitation. The disease is rare in the developed world.

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms appear about seven to 14 days after catching the disease. Some children may not become sick for as long as two months after exposure. Signs and symptoms of typhoid fever may include:

  • A persistent fever that rises gradually to 39°C to 40°C (102°F to 104°F)
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • tiredness
  • low energy
  • stomach pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • a temporary rash with raised pink spots on the stomach or chest

If your child is showing symptoms of typhoid fever, take them to a doctor right away.

When treated, the symptoms usually subside several days after the start of antibiotics. Left untreated, typhoid fever can lead to severe illness, even death.