Why Does Typhus In 20-month-old Children Have Not Healed 1/2 Month?
Um, I want to ask how long will typhus last? My child has typhus, at the age of 20 months, before the 14th, check that the cold cough fever continues to heal, the 18th is hot again, the heat is at night, then the 28th is positive laboratory check on my child’s typhus, until now it’s still hot at night, noon His heat is down, should there be further action?
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Typhus or typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by the entry of Salmonella Typhi bacteria into the patient's body. The typhoid incubation period can last for 8-14 days, so that since the germ enters to cause symptoms can occur within that time span.
Typhus typhus occurs through food contamination by S. Typhi bacteria, so that by maintaining healthy food processing, good personal hygiene, good sanitation and washing hands before eating will prevent many of these germs from entering the body of healthy humans.
Some accompanying complaints in patients with typhus can include fever, cough, diarrhea, nausea, decreased appetite, decreased body weight, to the risk of dehydration if not treated properly.
Regarding your question, patients with typhus infections recover on average after 3-4 weeks. However, with initial treatment, complaints of typhoid patients can improve after 3-7 days, and treatment can still be continued for up to 2 weeks to prevent typhus careers in patients.
Therefore, with the condition of illness experienced by your child, where it has been almost 2-3 weeks of pain recovering and getting sick again, it is necessary to pay attention to healthy nutritional needs during a sick child and his fluid needs. The risk of transmission from other family members also needs to be prevented, both family members who are coughing or feverish, so that it does not aggravate your child's condition, in the sense, family members who are sick and also undergo treatment and recovery.
For now, it's best that during treatment and treatment, you need to limit your child's activities, even if the physical condition looks good in the morning and evening, your child should stay in bed rest until the condition heals.
However, all of this you need to discuss directly with the pediatrician who treats you, if the doctor sees the condition of your child needs to be hospitalized, then you can continue the doctor's plan, thus helping to restore your child's condition.
Thus the info we can convey.