Treatment of all forms of typhus is similar and includes supportive care and administration of appropriate antibiotics, for example, a single dose of 200 mg of doxycycline (irrespective of the patient's age). Relapses are infrequent.

  1. Treatment of all forms of typhus is similar and includes supportive care and administration of appropriate antibiotics, for example, a single dose of 200 mg of doxycycline (irrespective of the patient's age). Relapses are infrequent.
  2. The symptoms are treated with antibiotics (such as tetracycline, doxycycline, or chloramphenicol). For epidemic typhus, intravenous fluids and oxygen may be necessary to help stabilize the patient.