More Dangerous Diarrhea Or Typhus?

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, my friend is being treated in the hospital because of diarrhea, said the doctor fortunately quickly brought because diarrhea is more dangerous than typhus, is this true? why is it more dangerous, is diarrhea more painful and causes more death than typhus?

1 Answer:

Hello Ika,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Diarrhea is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease, including typhus (typhoid fever). Someone said to have diarrhea if the bowel movements occur more than 3 times a day with a runny consistency. In typhus patients, diarrhea is often accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, weakness, fatigue, and many other complaints. This typhus occurs when the bacterium Salmonella typhi enters the digestive tract, usually through food or drinks that are contaminated with faeces of other typhus sufferers.


Most cases of diarrhea are not dangerous. However, if diarrhea occurs very frequently (more than 10 times a day), in a long duration (more than 1 week), accompanied by slimy or bleeding stools, it also coincides with other, more severe complaints, obviously you need to be vigilant. Diarrhea like this can lead to a variety of complications, including dehydration, disruption of electrolyte balance, and even death. Typhus itself, if not handled properly, can also cause intestinal tears, inflammation of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis), to the spread of infection to other distant organs (such as blood and brain) and lead to fatal (deadly).


Therefore, diarrhea, whether due to typhus or other causes (for example other infections, food allergies, poisoning, malabsorption, intolerance, intestinal inflammation, colon cancer, hyperthyroidism, immune disorders), must be treated properly before it's too late. Check yourself directly to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine so you can get the right treatment. Thus, of course the risk of dangerous complications (including death) can be prevented.


I hope this helps.

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