The Stomach Grows Distended In Children With A History Of Typhoid?
Sorry,rnMy son 2.5 years ago was sentenced to typhus. After 8 days of treatment in the hospital he was allowed to go home. While in the hospital he did not vomit and defecated 2x. After returning home he vomited and his bowel movements were liquid (approximately 4 times for 2 days). Now my son is starting to be happy again, but what’s worrying is that the upper stomach is bloated and a bit tight when you press it and when you tap it it sounds like a drum. I’ve been taken to the doctor and they say it’s the effect of typhus, but why does it seem like it’s getting distendedrnPlease give me a solution😢😢rnI’m really worried
Hi.. Thank you for your question.
Typhus is a disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. Typhoid treatment can be done at home or in the hospital depending on the severity of the disease. In patients with typhoid, the doctor will give antibiotics, fever-reducing drugs, and other drugs according to the patient's complaints. Generally, patients take the drug for 5-7 days. Within 3 days of treatment, the patient's complaints will begin to improve but the treatment must continue to completion. For the recovery period it takes 2-3 weeks to completely recover.
While liquid bowel movements can be caused by diarrhea in children. The cause of diarrhea in children can be due to consumption of formula milk, children try new foods, and can be a symptom because there are still bacteria in the intestines after the child is exposed to typhus. It's good that you don't need to worry too much and keep checking your child to the doctor and taking the medicine given by the doctor.
In the meantime what you can do:
Keep cutlery, food and cooking utensils clean for children's food
Avoid children playing excessively because the typhoid recovery process requires adequate rest
If watery diarrhea persists, recognize signs of dehydration such as: the child becomes fussy, wants to drink continuously or the child becomes silent, sunken eyes, decreased and concentrated BAK. If there are you, then take the child to the doctor immediately
Hope it is useful