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Suggest treatment for typhoid

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: hello Sir

My friend is suffering from Typhoid,  eventually the cause of fever was not diagnosed so she was been treated with normal fever medicines fever and shivering kept reoccurring and since yesterday as per the symptoms doctor took blood samples and started with typhoid antibiotics medications and glucose bottles. we got  results today positive suggesting there is typhoid and her present condition is, the fever comes and goes and at times she feels shivering and she has swelling in intestine and ulcers....please suggest for any extra cure or any steps to be taken..


thanks in advance
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs soft diet

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query,

I am sorry to know about your friend's condition.

Antibiotics will take care of the infection and the resulting ulcers. We also need to find a cause of the symptoms. Usually typhoid happens from contaminated, uncooked food and unclean water, juices, etc. It may also happen if the person cooking your friend's food is a carrier of typhoid.

Taking properly cooked food and cleaner drinking water from RO system will help.

I usually advise the following changes in diet in typhoid fever. During and at least one month after typhoid, the patient needs to take liquid diet. The diet has to be easily digestible and devoid of complex non-digestible proteins. Thus the diet can include items like khichdi, soft roti mashed in curry of sabzi, nicely mashed rice, mashed fruit, milk, etc I also advise against non-vegetarian food during this period. The reason is that non-vegetarian food may have been handled by a vendor that may be a carrier of typhoid. It may also have been washed in water contaminated with the typhoid germs. Especially fish needs to be avoided. Raw food like salad and other raw vegetables should be avoided as the intestines are sore. Nutritious food and fruit should be taken. She should thoroughly wash her hands before and after taking food. She should not prepare her own food during this period to avoid contamination from her own germs.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (56 minutes later)
thank you doctor for your precious time, yes Doc she was on vacation and had a lot of food outside last week too that can be a core reason of typhoid , please advice us any thing additional required in treatment as she has been hospitalized which I did not mention in my above query, she is getting lot of pains in stomach due to swelling and ulcers...please advice
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need details of reports

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Kindly give details of reports and the treatment she is on so that I am better able to help. Painkiller can be taken if pain is bad.

Swelling and ulcers due to typhoid subside with antibiotics within a few days of antibiotics. Complete recovery usually takes 1 month or more. Weakness is the main symptom and gets better with time.

Dr Vaishalee
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Brief Answer: Needs soft diet Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query, I am sorry to know about your friend's condition. Antibiotics will take care of the infection and the resulting ulcers. We also need to find a cause of the symptoms. Usually typhoid happens from contaminated, uncooked food and unclean water, juices, etc. It may also happen if the person cooking your friend's food is a carrier of typhoid. Taking properly cooked food and cleaner drinking water from RO system will help. I usually advise the following changes in diet in typhoid fever. During and at least one month after typhoid, the patient needs to take liquid diet. The diet has to be easily digestible and devoid of complex non-digestible proteins. Thus the diet can include items like khichdi, soft roti mashed in curry of sabzi, nicely mashed rice, mashed fruit, milk, etc I also advise against non-vegetarian food during this period. The reason is that non-vegetarian food may have been handled by a vendor that may be a carrier of typhoid. It may also have been washed in water contaminated with the typhoid germs. Especially fish needs to be avoided. Raw food like salad and other raw vegetables should be avoided as the intestines are sore. Nutritious food and fruit should be taken. She should thoroughly wash her hands before and after taking food. She should not prepare her own food during this period to avoid contamination from her own germs. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee