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Do's and dont's during typhoid fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my Blood widal test results: Salmonella Typhi "O": Positive 1 in 40
Salmonella Typhi "H": Positive 1 in 40
Salmonella Para Typhi "AH": negative 1 in 20
Salmonella Para Typhi "BH": negative 1 in 20
Doctor says this is a typhoid starting stage and I need more rest. Anybody has better suggestions for me? like Dos and Donts at this stage??
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   yeah hi
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed.
User :   my Blood widal test results: Salmonella Typhi "O": Positive 1 in 40 Salmonella Typhi "H": Positive 1 in 40 Salmonella Para Typhi "AH": negative 1 in 20 Salmonella Para Typhi "BH": negative 1 in 20 Doctor says this is a typhoid starting stage and I need more rest. Anybody has better suggestions for me? like Dos and Donts at this stage??
User :   I am working in a night shift.
User :   I do not feel hungry.
User :   I am less in weight
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I always feel tired. Now, the newthing typhoid symptoms
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   25.
Doctor :   Since when are you having these synptoms?
User :   which symptoms??
User :   the blood test results were taken yesterday
Doctor :   Like not feeling hungry, tiredness
User :   for the past 3 years
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   now??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   its reduced actually, but yesterday evening I had
Doctor :   Are you on any medications right now?
User :   yeah doctor has given me some.
User :   do you want me to list them??
Doctor :   No its fine
Doctor :   Typhoid is a highly infectious disease and can become chronic and recurrent
Doctor :   It needs proper treatment.
User :   hmmm
User :   wat do I do now
Doctor :   2)Take as much rest as you can.
Doctor :   3)Drink lots of water
User :   can I sit at the computer for some time everyday??
Doctor :   Yes you can but not too long, it will strain you.
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   Weakness results from inadequate rest and sleep. Rest as much as possible. Your body needs to recover
User :   how long do I take rest
User :   for how many days
User :   My weight is also less..
Doctor :   4)Wash hands and feet frequently and thoroughly, with a soap before and after having food
User :   okay, what is the cause for typphoid?
Doctor :   At least 15 to 20 days of rest is required and then again tests will be repeated and decided accordingly.
User :   ah, doctor says, its a starting so 3 days is enough. He asked me to come after 3 days
Doctor :   Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called Salmonella .The bacteria are deposited in water or food by a human carrier and are then spread to other people in the area.
Doctor :   Proper hygiene is very necessary.
Doctor :   I think you should take adequate rest.
User :   okay, what do I do to gain weight
Doctor :   First of all get this typhoid cured then have a proper balanced diet of six small meals a day.
Doctor :   You should also go for half an hour of walk daily.
User :   okay. What do you mean by taking rest. SImply lyiing on bed ??
User :   6 small meals?? what kind of meals. I always prefer rice
Doctor :   Just lie on bed and do not be stressed
User :   food?
Doctor :   Have more of proteins daily which are found in dals , beans, rajma, cabbage, eggs, cereals
Doctor :   You just do not have to take rice
User :   okay. Thanks for your time. Can I chat after sometime??
Doctor :   From 6 servings have 3 servings of fruits daily
Doctor :   You can but this time period will expire in 45 minutes.
User :   ah.
User :   where do I see me remaining time
User :   okay, I have cold and I am coughin after having the cough syrup
Doctor :   You can only see last 3 minutes. Right now your 15 minutes are over.
Doctor :   Since when are you having cold and cough?
User :   for a week now
Doctor :   Is the cough dry or productive? Is the cold persistent.
User :   yeah dry cough
Doctor :   1)Take steam inhalation after adding Karvol Plus in it 3 to 5 times a day.
User :   what is Karvol Plus ??
Doctor :   2)For dry cough have ASCORIL -D 2 tbsp twice daily.
Doctor :   Karvol Plus is a decongestant.
Doctor :   It comes in capsule form
User :   Doctor has given me ambolite syrup for cought
Doctor :   Ok that is also good, you can continue with it.
Doctor :   It takes 3 days for any medication to be effective.
User :   okay.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   increasing weight was my ultimate concern
User :   I am working in night shift..
User :   not taking proper food diets. Less sleep
Doctor :   Do some exercises daily, mainly weight training
Doctor :   Have more of protein daily
User :   how many hours of sleep os mandatory for me
Doctor :   Eat 3 serving of fruit daily.
User :   when u say protein, what kind of food, wat is 3 serving of fruit
Doctor :   7 to 8 hours of sleep is necessary.
Doctor :   I have already explained proteins in dal, rajma, beans, eggs, cereals
User :   so i am going to take 6 meals a day and 3 servings of fruit??
Doctor :   3 servings means 3 times fruit in a day at 10 am, after lunch and evening
Doctor :   6 meals a day includes 3 times fruits.
Doctor :   Have milk in morning with Protein ex Powder and 1 banana.
User :   since I am in night shift, Evening is my morning food, midnight is my lunch and breakfast is my dinner
User :   can I follow the same diet for the night time??
User :   so when you say morning, you mean breakfast right?
Doctor :   Yes if your timings are changed you can follow it
Doctor :   Yes in breakfast have milk
User :   the problem is I eat like a child, I dont eat much..
User :   Having coffee and tea are allowed??
User :   if yes, how many times a day?
Doctor :   You should do some exercises, that will increase your appetite also
Doctor :   Yes you can have tea and coffee but not too much
User :   some doctors told me like, I am running short of some blood cells.
Doctor :   Eat small meals
User :   small meals?? little amount??\
Doctor :   Were the blood tests done?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Small meals as much as you can eat
Doctor :   What was the report?
User :   I dont get your Idea, wat do you mean by small meals
User :   ah, I have given it to the doctor. and it is with him now
Doctor :   Small meals means do not try to overeat, eat as much as you can
User :   but the doctor told me like, There might be some causes of TB, less blood cells.
User :   He gave me some protein powder and so on.
Doctor :   I cannot comment anything without the reports.
User :   Does masturbating affect my health?
Doctor :   No it does not.
User :   I do use tobacco..
User :   But, I dont drink or smoke
Doctor :   That does affect health, it effects lungs
Doctor :   Thats good you do not smoke or drink
User :   wat is the minimum amount of water should I take per day..
Doctor :   10 to 12 glasses per day.
User :   tell me in some measurements
User :   like litres
Doctor :   Approximately 2.5 to 3 litres
User :   3 litres of water?? that is huge, I have never drunk more than 500 ML
Doctor :   In whole day you can take 3 litres, you do not have to take it at one time.
User :   okay.
User :   I am always feeling tired, shivering also
User :   is that because of my low energy?
Doctor :   It is because of typhoid right now
User :   Actually I dont feel the difference because, i had this problem for more than 2 years.
Doctor :   Then you need a complete examination done to evaluate the cause.
Doctor :   Since i am not observing and examining you.
User :   doctors gave me some glucose trip..
Doctor :   ok
User :   okay, do yu have any contact in? I can consult him/her regularly?
Doctor :   No i am based in , i am sorry i do not have
User :   okay.
User :   Thanks for chatting.
User :   have a good day..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye
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