What Are The Challenges To Avoid When You Have A History Of Typhus?

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HealthReplies.com! I’m Nadya, 18 years old. Last year I got typhus after recovering, this year, February, I got typhus again and now I still can’t eat spicy food, high fiber, etc. Sometimes I also get diarrhea all of a sudden, even though I don’t eat the food that I mentioned, before I got this disease, I could endure spicy food and no diarrhea at all. Can this be cured or even so on I can’t eat the food? Thank you, doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Nadya, thank you for asking.


Maybe what you mean is typhoid fever, not typhus, because typhus is a different form of disease. Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterial infection of salmonella typhii in the intestine. In this infection, the intestinal surface will be disturbed or often called 'wounds', which results in the intestine being unable to digest and absorb nutrients optimally. Then the complaint arises diarrhea, or even constipation, nausea and vomiting, can also be accompanied by bloating. This infection can occur repeatedly, because bacteria enter from unclean food drinks, unclean drinking utensils, or even from dirty hands. Hygiene and sanitation must be the main focus. Always make sure food ingredients, cutlery, and hands are clean. Try to bring and make your own food to be sure of its cleanliness. In general, as long as a person is not in a period of typhoid fever, there is no certain type of food to be challenged, just make sure it is clean and mature.


If a similar complaint of typhoid fever recurs every few months, there may be other disorders in the intestine, not typhoid fever. Complaints of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, can also occur in conditions:

Ulcerative colitis
Chron disease
Diverticulitis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Celiac disease

To find out these conditions, you should consult further with a doctor of medicine in a consultant gastroenterology. The doctor may have to do some additional tests, such as blood sample analysis, stool analysis, endoscopy, or colonoscopy. From these results it can be seen, whether indeed you have experienced recurrent typhoid fever, or due to other disorders.


Healing the intestinal wall certainly varies for each person. Some can recover completely so that people can return to eat anything. Some people become more sensitive to certain types of food for good. The most important thing is, make sure you recover completely, then pay attention to what types of foods that trigger the onset of symptoms, if any, should be avoided.


Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.

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