Typhus Medication That Is Safe For Pregnant Women?
Good afternoon my doctor, I want to ask. My wife is now 3 months pregnant. After 3 days, I have dizziness and heat. Then I lab in the clinic with positive lab results 1/320 S.typhi O and S typhi H for platelets 194,000 leukocytes 6,200 and hemoglobin 12,9. what I ask is which medication is safe to take for my pregnant wife. so thank you.
Hello Password, Thank you for the question.
Has your wife seen a doctor before having a blood test? Widal examination that your wife lives is indeed one of the blood tests to determine the presence of typhus infection. Widal examination aims to detect the presence of immune substances that are formed in the blood due to typhus infection. However, this examination must be interpreted with caution because not all positive results indicate typhus infection or in other words, the positive results could be false positive results. The average Indonesian population will experience positive examination results because Indonesia is an endemic area that is easily exposed to typhus causing bacteria. To interpret the results of the examination requires more complete information about the symptoms experienced by patients, physical examination of doctors, and other supporting examinations if any. From the information you have conveyed, it is not certain that your wife has typhus. Therefore, your wife is highly recommended to consult first with a doctor. Doctors need to get more information about the symptoms they are experiencing and do a physical examination. If from all this information the doctor concludes typhus as a cause of your wife's fever, then the doctor will provide treatment in the form of antibiotics for a certain period of time. In the future, make sure you always consult with your doctor directly before and after blood tests.
For now, please advise your wife to monitor her temperature with a thermometer. Your wife can consume paracetamol if the body temperature reaches more than 38.5 degrees Celsius or more. Encourage your wife to maintain food intake and meet water consumption. Avoid the consumption of food and drinks that are not kept clean and make it a habit to always maintain hand hygiene before eating.
I hope this helps.