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What should I consume if i have typhoid fever?

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what should I eat if i have typhoid fever
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 48 minutes later
Hello ,
Thanks for posting your query.
Dietary modifications are important for typhoid as it is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract.
The most important thing is to maintain your energy intake to atleast 1000_1200 kcal per day and good water intake about 3_4 litres per day .This will ensure that the body metabolism runs optimally and helps in early recovery.Apart from this you should ensure a good intake of proteins through milk eggs etc.A liberal intake of carbohydrates is suggested to XXXXXXX the increased energy intake. Well cooked, easily digestible carbohydrates like starches, glucose, honey and cane sugar. should be included as they are easily digestedand are well absorbed by the body.
In typhoid since there is injury to the digestive tract, all forms of irritants and harsh foods should be restricted from the diet.
Foods to be restricted or avoided

High fibre foods like whole grain cereals and their products, whole pulses and pulses with husk.
All raw vegetables and fruits excluding banana and papaya.
Fried and fatty foods .
Irritants such as spices, pickles, chutneys and strongly flavoured vegetables like cabbage, capsicum, turnip, radish, etc.

Foods to be included

Plenty of fluids like juices and soups.
Milk and milk based beverages.
Low fibre foods such as refined cereals (maida, suji, etc.) and their products, washed pulses, well-cooked vegetables in soft puree form and boiled potatoes.
Foods providing proteins such as eggs, soft cheese, paneer, fish and chicken.
Also remember,
Small meals should be taken at frequent intervals.
Sufficient intake of fluids and salt should be ensured.
Diet should be bland, low fibre, soft diet (easy to digest and absorbed).
As the condition improves larger meals may be taken.
Hope I have answered your query.
Wish you a speedy recovery.

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