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Diagnosed with typhoid after delivery, precautionary measures - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   I have had a C-section delivery
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   on 21st August
User :   hi DrXXX
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   ok
User :   After C-section
User :   on 24th I got discharged
Doctor :   ok
User :   after that within a week
User :   fever started
User :   initially
User :   99
User :   then it rose to 100
Doctor :   ok
User :   now for the last 3 days it is 101
User :   yesterday, i had urine culture
User :   and blood test for Malaria, thyphoid
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thphoid is positive
User :   now
User :   what should be done?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well are you taking any medications now ?
User :   now just stopped
Doctor :   are you having only fever at the moment or any other symptoms as well
User :   yes
User :   100.5
User :   i am talking on the behalf of my wife
Doctor :   why did you stop the medications ?
User :   I have had ful lcourse of Cefakind 500 - 7 days BD
User :   I was taking Sumoflam - for 14 days TDS -
User :   doctor said It could be drug fever as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   so i stopped
Doctor :   may i know you age please
User :   I stopped on Thursday only
User :   24.5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes it can be because of the drugs you are taking
User :   but now it has been diagnosed as Typhoid
User :   now what
Doctor :   anyway let me tell you few things that you can do
User :   I am tired of ill health now
User :   I don;t have enough energy to beastfeedmy baby all the time
Doctor :   what you need now is a high energy, protein, fluid diet
User :   please tell me in detail - I am vegetarian
Doctor :   Only easily digestible fruits like sweet lime, oranges etc.
User :   please name me the items
User :   i will jot down
Doctor :   Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for few days. Eating banana pulp mixed with butter milk reduces the fever during typhoid.
User :   i had cough problem, lung infectioin after delivery
Doctor :   Drinking hot water mixed with honey as well as drinking apple juice is beneficial.
User :   will orange be ok , if i have cough and lung infection recent history
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   orange has good healing powers
User :   ok
Doctor :   Boil five cloves in 2 liter of water, when the water is reduced to half the quantity, strain it.
Doctor :   take it frequently every day for some time.
User :   ok
Doctor :   and yes like you said orange is very good It has a cooling effect and provides relief from restlessness caused by typhoid
User :   so will it be good for my recovery from typhoid as well as provide me energy
Doctor :   you can take milk mixed with orange juice
or can eat an orange after taking milk.
Doctor :   yes and please drink boil water
Doctor :   and you can also have apple juice.
User :   ok
User :   and what about medicine?
Doctor :   you can stop them for a while
User :   k
Doctor :   and you will feel better
User :   is there any medicine specific for thyphoid
User :   ok.
User :   doctor said, there will be one more blood culture to confirm 100% typhoid
Doctor :   and also after 4-5 days you can again go to the doctor and gets your tests done
Doctor :   yes he is right that's why i am telling you natural remedies to make you feel better
User :   ok ok
User :   so no medicines till then
Doctor :   yes you should wait 2- 3 days
User :   ok
User :   Doctor - any precautionary measures? any thing to avoid? or any other suggestion except from diet?
Doctor :   well you have to be particular about your diet and please don't eat fried or fatty food as it might upset your stomach
Doctor :   rest you should not worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   and take proper rest
User :   thanks Dr.XXX
Doctor :   and dont exert yourself
Doctor :   your most werlcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   I am not doing anythign except going for toilet
Doctor :   thats good
User :   should I walk for sometime?
Doctor :   you will be fine soon
User :   I am afraid of DVT?
User :   Deep vein Thombrosis
Doctor :   no it should not be of be concern
User :   k
User :   Thanks Doc
Doctor :   just take proper rest
Doctor :   your welcome
User :   k
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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