Dizziness, Weakness, Muscle Aches And No Appetite After Typhus?

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Hello, I have a history of typhus about 4 months ago, now I feel dizzy, weak, sore muscles and have no appetite. did my typhus recur again? and how to cure it? thanks

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Typhoid or typhoid fever is a disease caused by Salmonella thypii bacteria, usually the way of transmission is through the consumption of food or drinks that have been contaminated by these bacteria. After entering the body, these bacteria will attack our digestive system or intestines, causing symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea / constipation, decreased appetite, etc. To establish a diagnosis of typhoid fever additional investigations need to be done such as the Widal and Tubex tests. Apart from the symptoms and the history of the disease that can lead to typhoid fever if the lab results show a positive direction then a definitive diagnosis of new typhoid can be established. This is because there are so many possible causes of fever, not just typhoid disease. Even though you have a history of typhoid before, it does not rule out the possibility of contracting other infectious diseases, such as: dengue fever, leptospirosis, malaria or other infectious diseases.

That's why we recommend you to be able to consult and see a doctor directly. Because apart from extracting information, the doctor also has to do a physical examination to you directly to be able to rule out other possible diseases and if necessary a blood test will be done to establish an existing diagnosis.

For treatment, it will be adjusted to the cause of the disease that you are experiencing, if it is caused by a virus, then the treatment is only in the form of symptomatic treatment or treating accompanying symptoms such as administration of heat-reducing drugs (if fever), anti-vomiting drugs (if there is vomiting), etc. because basically the immune system can deal with viral infections, so what is needed is adequate rest and eat nutritious food to be able to restore the immune system.

But if the cause of the fever is bacterial, antibiotics will be needed to overcome it. Each disease will have its own standard type of antibiotic, besides the duration of antibiotic treatment is also certain, so we recommend not to buy antibiotics freely at the pharmacy, in addition to not knowing the rules of use, this can also cause antibiotic resistance so that it will further complicate in subsequent treatment if needed therapy with antibiotics.

Some tips that you can do before going to the doctor:
- If you have a very high fever, you can buy a fever-lowering drug at a pharmacy such as paracetamol.
- enough rest
- drink a lot of water
- eat lots of foods that are nutritious and clean. If it is likely to lead to typhoid then try to eat soft foods.

Thus the information that we can convey, may be useful.

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