How To Deal With Diarrhea In Typhus Sufferers?
Hi, some time ago I was hospitalized for paratyphus. When I was sick, I felt discomfort in the stomach (nausea, watery diarrhea, hot stomach, no appetite). U003cbr u003eI was hospitalized for 3 days and continued with antibiotics (baquinor for 7 days, then after control was given another cefspan antibiotic for 5 days).
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Typhoid fever is a disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. These bacteria enter through the digestive tract, usually as a result of contaminated food.
Symptoms of typhoid fever at first appear like flu symptoms, namely fever, cough, muscle aches, weakness which then progresses to high fever which increases in the afternoon, abdominal pain, defecation (diarrhea or constipation). If left untreated, this condition can lead to complications of perforation of the intestine which can be very dangerous.
The diarrhea you experience may still be related to your typhoid fever, because in some people typhoid fever can last a long time. Typhoid fever can also recur when the patient's immune system is low.
However, the diarrhea you experience can also be caused by other diseases besides typhoid fever, namely:
Viral infections, eg rotavirus
Bacterial infections, such as E coli, shigella, vibrio cholera
Parasitic infections, eg giardia lamblia, entamoeba histolitica
Irritable bowel syndrome: diarrhea due to psychological stress
Colon infection due to use of antibiotics (pseudomembarane colitis)
To be sure, you should check with an internal medicine doctor (preferably the doctor who handled your typhoid fever yesterday) to determine whether your diarrhea is still related to typhoid fever or other diseases. The doctor will do the tracking through physical examination and if necessary supporting examinations such as blood tests and stool examinations. Then you will be treated according to the underlying cause.
Things you should do to prevent the disease from worsening:
Drink enough water to prevent dehydration. The daily fluid intake is 2 liters per day. If you have diarrhea, you have to balance the discharge by increasing your extra fluid intake
Avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fiber foods
Wash hands before eating
Make sure the food you eat is clean and not contaminated.
Get enough rest
Management of stress well.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya