Can It Be Typhus Without Fever?
Good afternoon, doc. I want to ask, is typhus not accompanied by fever? Symptoms that occur nausea and vomiting. Confused. Stomach and limp body pain without fever. Previously there was a history of typhus sudh 3x. Last tip 4 years ago. History of typhus has always been accompanied by fever 39-41c. The internist I visited gave a diagnosis of typhus symptoms even without fever. My tongue is white and reddish. I was given AB Levocin. mhn enlightenment
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Typhoid, or typhoid fever, is a disease caused by Salmonella typhii bacteria. This condition can be transmitted mainly through food and drinks that are contaminated by these bacteria. Thus, those who are in an environment where sanitation is poor, cannot maintain bodily hygiene, or use contaminated toilets, are at higher risk for experiencing this condition.
Regarding your question, actually from the name itself, namely typhoid fever, indicates that among the obvious symptoms of this condition is the emergence of fever, precisely the pattern can go up and down, down in the morning and afternoon, then up in the afternoon and evening. As for your condition where you are diagnosed with typhoid even if you don't have a fever, chances are that other signs other than that fever appear so distinctively that the diagnosis of typhus is difficult to ignore, or you actually have a fever but have already been suppressed by the drugs consumed before, or actually typhus itself is about to recover.
In this condition, in fact, if you are in doubt, you can ask your doctor to conduct a supplementary examination to diagnose typhoid, such as the Widal test or Tubex test, which is commonly owned by various health service places, even puskesmas. If the result is positive it means that you are in fact suffering from typhus, but if it is negative, you can ask your doctor to reconsider the diagnosis. If you do not want to do the examination it does not matter, which is important if you have taken the antibiotic drug, you must consume it until it runs out.
Meanwhile, no less important is also to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating high nutritious foods such as vegetables and fruit, maintaining cleanliness of the body and routine hand washing, avoiding consuming acidic, spicy and oily foods and coffee for a while until the stomach complaints disappear, limiting activities adequate physical rest. So, hopefully answering your question.