Why Can’t Typhus Sufferers Consume Fruit?

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Doctor permission to ask, why people affected by typhus are not allowed to eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C for example guava, tomatoes, etc. If after that whether the patient is still not allowed to eat these foods? Thank you, please explain.

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Typhus (typhus, typhoid fever) is a disease caused by bacterial infection of Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyhypi. The bacteria that cause typhoid fever can enter the body through food and drink that is contaminated with feces that contain typhoid-causing bacteria. Typhoid fever usually lasts for 2 weeks. Symptoms in the first week include fever, headache, muscle aches, dizziness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, reduced bowel movements or diarrhea. Characteristics of fever are usually low in the morning, then high in the afternoon, and increasing from day to day. In the second week, symptoms include fever, a dirty tongue in the middle, and can also cause a decrease in consciousness. Signs of recovery of patients from typhoid is the loss of symptoms and complaints that are initially felt.


Typhoid fever patients are not prohibited from consuming fruits that are rich in vitamin C. Consumption of fruit can still be done as long as hygiene is guaranteed. It is recommended to first wash the fruit with clean water. It is recommended to consume fruits that need to be peeled so that the risk is lower for bacterial fecal contamination. Always wash your hands with soap and running water before eating and after using the toilet.


In addition, to help the healing process, patients with typhoid fever are advised to take the following steps:

Use drugs according to doctor's instructions, especially antibiotics that need to be used until the prescribed dose runs out
Eat balanced nutritious food regularly, recommended with smaller portions and more frequent frequencies
Drink lots of water
Get enough rest

Do not hesitate to consult with your treating doctor if there are things that you still do not understand about your disease management plan. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about typhoid fever. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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