How To Treat Constipation In People With Paratypoid?
Hello doctor, r n Yesterday I was diagnosed with parathypi and was given the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. But a few days after the fever, I became constipated. Do you have any suggestions or medications to treat constipation? Thank you very much.
Hello, thank you for your question.
Typhoid fever (typhoid) and paratyphoid fever are two very similar diseases, and it is very difficult to distinguish them from clinical symptoms alone. Both are caused by bacteria genus salmonella spp., But different species.
In both typhoid and paratyphoid fever, gastrointestinal complaints such as abdominal pain are common. In some patients, diarrhea will occur, while in others they experience constipation.
So, constipation is part of the symptoms of this disease and will get better as the disease improves. The main therapy for this kind of condition is giving antibiotics and ciprofloxacin is one of the antibiotics that can be used to treat the infection. If it does not improve within 3-5 days after administration, then you need to return to the doctor for re-examination and possibly replacement of antibiotics, because currently there are known to be a number of strains of salmonella bacteria that are resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin.
In the context of typhoid / paratyphoid fever, because constipation is part of the symptom, there is no specific management for this condition, especially if it does not cause complaints such as abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction / obstruction because it is hoped that this condition will improve by itself as the underlying disease improves. Laxatives and the like for constipation in this context are rarely necessary.
Just make sure you drink adequate amounts of water, eat nutritious foods and have enough fiber. There is no necessity to eat soft foods during this infection. If indeed you can tolerate solid foods such as plain white nasoi, then eat it instead of soft foods such as porridge. So for the diet as far as the patient can tolerate.
that's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.