Dizziness Can Still Be Felt After Treatment For Typhus?
My mission is to consult. I caught typhus about 3 weeks ago. In the first week of my blood test results for typhoid 1/80 typhoid 1/160 I was still having a fever. I was given antibiotics Novachlor 250mg, vitamins, and Ranitidine 150mg. After 5 days the fever disappeared but I was still weak, I began to dare to do a little activity but I was still bedrest. Entering week 3 I felt better but came up with a cold cough accompanied by a little fever. In addition, a red rash appears on the back. Keep checking the blood, the result is typhiO 1/160 typhiH 1/320. My antibiotic was replaced by Cefadroxil 500 mg, plus the laryngitis drug Acetylcysteine 200 mg. Currently, my appetite has started to normal, but I still have a headache like the first week. What I want to ask, is this normal to happen? Does this cold cough have something to do with my typhus? I am confused why my dizziness is not decreasing but my appetite has improved? Next week I will start college, is it possible that I will be able to participate in lecture activities? That is all and thank you.
Hello Nisrina, Thank you for the question.
What symptoms did you experience before you were diagnosed with typhus? Typhus is a bacterial infection of Salmonella typhi in the digestive tract. These bacteria can be transmitted to other people through contaminated food and drink. Typhus causes sufferers to have symptoms of diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, weakness, and decreased appetite. Widal's examination is a blood test aimed at detecting immune substances (antibodies) that are formed in reaction to infection. The Widal test you do should be interpreted with caution because in an endemic area like Indonesia, everyone has been exposed to this bacteria so this test will definitely show positive results. The Tubex test is another blood test that is similar but more accurate. I cannot give an opinion about the typhus that you are experiencing because there is no information about complaints and examinations by doctors.
Dizziness is a term used to describe complaints in the form of a spinning sensation, a sensation of losing balance, or a sensation of fainting. Having an infection in the body can cause dizziness, however, dizziness can also be caused by a number of other causes such as dehydration, anemia, low blood sugar levels, low blood pressure, head injuries, benign paroxysmal vertigo, Meniere's disease, and others. We recommend that you go back to the doctor to find other causes. The doctor will need to ask you further questions then examine you.
Your cough and cold are not related to typhus. Coughs and colds can be caused by flu, sore throat, sinusitis, bronchitis and others.
Please return to consult with your doctor immediately for further examination and treatment because without a doctor's examination, it is impossible to know the cause of your complaint. If your condition gradually improves within this week, maybe you can return to college, but if your condition is still not recovering, then you should rest at home.
Please keep consuming nutritious food, consume more water, get enough rest (avoid excessive physical activity), and avoid consuming food and drinks that are not kept clean. Avoid sudden body changes.
Hope it helps and hopefully get well soon.