How To Increase Platelets In Typhus Patients Accompanied By Dengue Fever?
Hello, I want to ask. A week ago I was sick with typhoid symptoms but after checking the lab I got db too because my platelet level was only 63. I was hospitalized. Dbd has recovered but the typhus has taken a long time. Sometimes I feel so lethargic and limp. Often morning or evening. This will allow you to quickly recover and check your platelets so that you can eat well. He said he can’t drink milk instead
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Typhus, which is often echoed by ordinary people, generally refers to typhoid fever. This condition occurs when your body is infected with Salmonella typhi bacteria, which generally enter through the digestive tract due to consuming food contaminated with patient feces. This condition can indeed cause sufferers to experience fever, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, weakness, decreased appetite, muscle aches and persistence, fatigue, and various other complaints. The amount of time required for the healing process of typhoid fever can vary, but generally ranges from 1 to 4 weeks.
In fact, typhoid fever itself can cause thrombocytopenia (decreased levels of platelets in the blood). However, if the decrease in platelets is very significant, it is also necessary to think about the possibility of dengue fever. Especially in our country, which has many dengue fever endemic areas. If these two diseases occur together, of course the recovery time will be longer.
In order to speed up recovery after typhoid fever and dengue fever, you should do the following:
Get more rest, which is 7 to 8 hours per day
Reduce as much as possible tiring activities, if necessary, bed rest
Drink lots of water too
Eat regularly; People with typhoid fever and dengue fever often feel nauseous. To overcome this, you can eat small portions but often. Reduce first foods that contain too much gas, for example fruit, vegetables, coconut milk, spicy, tubers, mustard greens, cabbage, milk, and caffeine. Expand foods that contain high calories and high protein to increase stamina and also increase platelets.
Do not forget, do regular control regarding the progress of your condition to a specialist in internal medicine. That way, doctors can evaluate what follow-up treatment needs to be given. This control is very important as well as its function is to minimize the risk of dangerous complications, for example bleeding, shock, peritonitis, and so on.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah