Typhoid Fever Never Ends?

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Noon. I am a 22 year old woman. I want to ask. 3 weeks ago I experienced chills with muscle pain, difficulty in chaps, decreased appetite. High heat occurs in the afternoon or evening. In the morning I can do my usual activities. The pain lasts up to a week. Then I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with typhoid symptoms. I was told to get 2 days of complete rest. After I finished the medicine, my body didn’t feel hot anymore. But after that I caught a cold and had a slight fever. And exactly 2 days today I feel muscle pain and chills then fever at night returned. It feels different from a cold, flu. Am I still affected by typhus? Can I do morning activities as usual? Thank you very much.

1 Answer:

Hi Layalia,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It needs to be clarified, what tests have you done before you were finally diagnosed with typhus?

Typhus (typhoid fever) is caused by a bacterial infection called Salmonella typhi. This condition often causes complaints such as fever (chills), muscle and joint pain, difficulty defecating, diarrhea, nausea, decreased appetite, weakness, cold sweat, abdominal pain, and various other complaints. However, you need to know, that the diagnosis of typhus is ideally made after you undergo serological tests through blood or fecal tests. So, it's not enough just based on a regular physical examination huh ..

There are many conditions that can cause fever, muscle and joint pain, and chills as you are currently experiencing. It could be, if it is true that you previously had typhus, the complaints you are experiencing now are part of the course of typhus that you experienced previously. Indeed, the healing time for typhus can vary, some are short (less than 2 weeks), but some are longer. The difference in the duration of the healing period can be affected by the patient's immune system, the treatment given, and the extent to which the typhus causes damage to the organs in your body.

However, in addition to typhus, as mentioned above, there are many conditions that can also cause your current complaint, such as dengue fever, ARI (acute respiratory infection), rheumatic fever, chikungunya, malaria, and so on.

Therefore, before making premature conclusions, you should check your complaint directly to the doctor. Most likely, the doctor will direct you to undergo a laboratory examination to find out possible causes of the disease while determining the appropriate treatment.

The steps you should take at this time are:

Get plenty of rest (if necessary, bed rest) Drink plenty of nutritious food regularly, multiply soft-textured foods if you still feel nauseous enough. and the shivering subsides Stay away from stress Create a comfortable living environment, not too cold Do not take other drugs carelessly without a doctor's prescription.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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