Typhoid fever & tips for a faster recovery



You must have heard about Typhoid fever. Here are few facts about Typhoid fever-

  • It is a bacterial infection (salmonella strains)
  • May be fatal if not treated properly
  • It spreads through contaminated food and water
  • There may be asymptomatic carriers of typhoid, who carry the bacteria without symptoms
  • There is no treatment apart from the antibiotics


Symptoms of Typhoid

A person starts to show the following symptoms after 1 or two weeks of an infection.

  • High-grade fever with rose-colored rashes over neck and abdomen
  • Abdominal pain
  • A Headache
  • Weakness
  • Constipation Or diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite


Treatment & diet for Typhoid Fever

The only and effective treatment is antibiotic treatment as per the condition of a person. A doctor prescribes a course of antibiotics and it is advised not to leave the treatment in between. Diet plays an important role in the recovery.

Diet tips for Typhoid fever

  • Avoid raw fruit and vegetables
  • Consume a high protein diet
  • eat only pasteurized dairy products
  • Eat home-cooked, least spicy and easily digestible food only
  • Take care of hygiene, drink only boiled & cooled water


With these tips, you can speed up the process of recovery.


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