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What should be the diet in typhoid fever?

My son has typhoid fever. My mother in law is telling that in typhoid fever certain foods should not be given. can any one tell me what foods need to be avoided in typhoid fever. What foods is to be given to my son?
Wed, 5 Jan 2011
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As the patient is actually ill and anorexia, a high calorie , high protein, full fluid diet is given generally in the beginning. Small meals at frequent intervals of 2-3 hours with sufficient intake of fluid and salts to be ensured. When fever comes down, a well cooked, bland, low fiber, soft diet which is easily absorbed can be given.
Foods which are avoided are high fiber foods, whole wheat , whole pulses, all raw and strongly flavoured vegetables like cabbage, capsicum , turnip,radish, onion and garlic, fried foods, strong flavoured condiments , spices, red meats and organ meats.
Foods which are allowed are plenty of juices, low fat broth soups, and plain water, milk and milk based beverages, low fiber foods like refined cereals, well cooked vegetables & fruits, eggs in form of soft custards, plain gelatin,sugars, honey and jam.
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renu's  Response
Diet in typhoid fever should be less oily, fatty and spicy foods. this is becuse these types of food can worsen acidity and cause ulcers. take more water and fresh fruit juices
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malini's  Response

well i have had typhoid. and at that time i was given bland food, khichdi, no fried things, no spices, food without onions and garlic, no wheat ka stufff. but i had lot of juices. doctor had said the more i take liquids, more sooner i will be better.

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sheel gogna's  Response

Soft diet is adisable.  Low Fat, bioled food, soups, juices, boiled water etc. etc.  Take proper medicines with lot of water.  Coconut water is good for early recovery.  Proper rest is also advisable.

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peter's  Response
typhoid fever otherwise called as enteric fever..which means infection of intestines so we should take bland intestine will be already irritated by infection.....avoid oily foods
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priyang's  Response
hi,i have daughter who is 3.8 diagnised as pera typhoid?fever will come for how many days?what precaution 2 be taken.what food and how long?
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