Early Signs And Symptoms Of Typhoid?
Afternoon,rn1 Last week I had a cold and had a sore throat, then it got better and now it comes back and now it’s getting more frequent with fever, my tongue is pale/not fresh red, and my head feels heavy. What are the symptoms of typhoid? Thanks
Thanks for the question. The flu is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and decreased appetite.
A pale tongue is not necessarily a symptom of typhoid. Typhus is an infection of the digestive tract by the bacterium Salmonella typhi that enters the patient's body because the patient consumes contaminated food or drink. Patients will experience symptoms of fever, diarrhea/constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headache, and decreased appetite. To diagnose typhoid, it is necessary to have an examination by a doctor and blood tests to confirm it. If you don't have symptoms that suggest typhoid, then it's likely that typhoid isn't the cause but the flu.
You can try to treat yourself at home by:
get enough rest
avoid excessive physical activity
eat more nutritious food
drink more water
try consuming warm water mixed with lemon and honey
take paracetamol to relieve fever
If this complaint does not improve within a week or is accompanied by a high fever continuously, do not hesitate to immediately consult a doctor for further examination. You may need further treatment.
Hope this information is useful.