I just recovered from typoid fever, the fever has subsided but how come my back of the head still throbs huh? Please help
Typhus or typhoid fever is a bacterial infection of the digestive tract caused by S. typhosa bacteria. One of the common symptoms that accompany typhus is headache and fever. The healing period for typhus can last for 1-4 weeks, but if you have received proper treatment, the symptoms of typhus can improve in 3-5 days.
Similarly, complaints of headaches. The headaches you feel may be because you are still healing. These complaints will improve as typhus heals. But apart from the healing period, headaches such as throbbing can also be caused by other things such as:
Tension headaches Exertional headaches induced by physical activity History of head and neck injuries and fatigue Occipital neuralgia Basilar migraines High blood pressure Are you still on medication from your doctor? What drugs have been given and are there any anti-inflammatory drugs? If you still have medicine from a doctor, you should take the medicine according to the doctor's recommendation first. If the drug has run out, I recommend that you return to the treating doctor so that further evaluation can be carried out to determine the cause of the throbbing head back. Then the doctor will provide a more appropriate treatment for you according to the results of the examination.
In the meantime you can do the following tips:
Get enough rest Use a comfortable pillow, not too high but not too low Drink lots of water Try to eat regularly with foods that are easy to digest Avoid stress Warm or cold compresses on the nape of the neck Take pain relievers if necessary (if it has been given by a doctor before, you can continue taking the drug) The following articles are related to the topic of your question:
Symptoms of typhus
Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y