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Diet during typhoid fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor, My wife is having typhoid positive... Can you please suggest me what kind of diet i can give her, She is also having mensis pains now.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Dr. XXX here
User :   ok
Doctor :   is she taking any medications at the moment
User :   yes
Doctor :   tell me
Doctor :   high energy, protein, fluid diet is recommended in the beginning
Doctor :   Only easily digestible fruits like sweet lime, oranges etc. may be given and should be kept in a clean and airy room.
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 :   Tab - Rabifast
User :   Tab - Zenflox
Doctor :   Drinking hot water mixed with honey as well as drinking apple juice is beneficial.
Doctor :   ok do carry on with the medications and do follow what all i am telling you
User :   Darolac
Doctor :   oil five cloves in water for 10 minutes and filter this. After cooling drink this decoction twice a day and get relief from Typhoid fever.
Doctor :   Once the fever goes down semi-solid foods like khichiri, rice with curd, custard and kheer may be given.
Doctor :   may i know her age ?
User :   27
Doctor :   make points of what all i am telling you
Doctor :   dont worry it will help her to speed the recovery
User :   ok
Doctor :   give her only home cooked food
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink boiled and properly filtered water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   give her fruit juices
Doctor :   like apple and oranges
User :   can i use markets real juice
Doctor :   along with the medications it will help her
Doctor :   fresh is better
User :   ok
Doctor :   but if you cant find then as a alternative you can
User :   what should be the gap in diet
Doctor :   Soft liquid foods, particularly,milk and fruit juices are the best. All substances which are likely to irritate the digestive processes should be avoided. The main consideration is that there should not be any burden on the digestive system, nor should constipation be allowed to develop.
Doctor :   give her small meals thru the day
User :   she is also having constipation from birth
User :   constipation problem
User :   in the morning how should i start the meal
Doctor :   fiber is must in the diet
User :   as breakfast
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and give her guava
Doctor :   thats very effective in constipation
Doctor :   Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken everyday.
Doctor :   Orange is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Taking one or two oranges at bedtime and again on rising in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels.
Doctor :   Among the vegetables, spinach has been considered to be the most vital food for the entire digestive tract from time immemorial. Raw spinach contains the finest organic material for the cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal tract. Raw spinach juice-100 ml, mixed with an equal quantity of water and taken twice daily, will cure the most aggravated cases of constipation within a few days.
Doctor :   hope you understood everything
User :   yes i understood
User :   can i give her
User :   pulses like moong
Doctor :   yes you can they are high in proteins and its good
User :   should i avoid ghee
Doctor :   yes you should
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will upset the stomach
User :   What about rice ?
Doctor :   avoid spicy food too
User :   ok
User :   green vegitables like guard
User :   fully meshed
Doctor :   yes thats excellent
User :   ok so i understood
Doctor :   bland food should be given to avoid any upset
User :   ok
User :   i thnk i should start meal with some moong dal soup
Doctor :   yes you should
User :   with that i can give her one glass of milk????
Doctor :   plain milk is ok
User :   ok
User :   after one hour i will give her one glass of apple juice
User :   or guava juice
User :   with one meshed banana
Doctor :   apple juice will be good
User :   ok
User :   after one hour i will give her moong dal khichri with guard (fully liquide as soup)
Doctor :   yes you can do that
User :   ok now i understand the full diet plan
User :   in between i can give her ORS slution
User :   with water
Doctor :   yes fluids is must
User :   ok
User :   thanks dr. XXX
User :   its a nice talking to you....
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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