How To Make Sure The Child Is Completely Cured Of Types?
..your child (21 months) fever has been over 3 days u0026amp; positive for salmonella bacteria. Blood check results: Hematocrit = 32. Salmonella for typhi OC = positive 1/80, Salmonela typhi H = positive 1/80, Salmonela for typhi HA = positive 1/160, Salmonela for typhi HB = positive 1/160. For what I did not mention, the results were normal or negative. Then the same doctor was advised to go for outpatient treatment, but really his fever should be monitored so as not to seizure. Medication from his doctor had expired a week ago. And thank God my child has not had a fever since a week ago until now. Just a little cold. Is my child completely healed? Because I was paranoid, I just got info that my friend died of typhus. The pain is already a month u0026amp; I’ve been treated for a week in the hospital, he said. Please answer yes. Thank you.
Hello Indah, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Typhus is an infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphii. Typhus symptoms can include fever for more than seven days, fever rising in the afternoon or evening, dirty tongue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. Typhus can be established as a diagnosis if it meets the typical typhus symptoms above, and is supported by laboratory tests that indicate the presence of typhus bacteria in the blood. This examination usually uses a widal examination, but widal now often produces false positives.
Therefore, it is more important to stay focused on the presence or absence of typhus at this time. If you have a fever free of 2x24 hours without heat-lowering drugs, then you can say it has entered the recovery stage. However, even though it has entered the healing stage, mobilization must still be done in stages, from lying down, sitting down, then walking. And although it has healed, it is possible that someday the bacteria can reappear if hygiene is not guaranteed and the body's defense decreases.
The things that you can do for your child are:
Make sure your child is well-rested and not overly active until healed
Maintain cleanliness of food, drinks and cutlery
Provide nutritious food to speed recovery
If your child has a seizure, vomits in large amounts, or the fever does not improve for more than 3 weeks, then immediately take your child to the nearest health facility for examination.
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.