Why Enter The Second Week After Getting Typhus Patient Aged 57 Years His Body Still Weak?
Hello, I want to ask about the typhoid healing phase of my parents who are 57 years old, my father got typhoid about a week ago but on the 4th day he was fresh and feeling well again but this week entered his second week Limp again and the tongue can’t taste the taste of the food, we want the doctor to subscribe, he said this is the cure phase of typhus, is that correct?
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Typhoid fever is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Salmonella Typhi in the digestive tract, usually from consuming food contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms that arise are fever, abdominal pain, defecation in the form of diarrhea or constipation, vomiting, white tongue, limp body.
The course of the disease in typhoid fever is indeed quite long, can last about 2 even 3 weeks, especially if late treated. The longer typhoid fever is untreated, of course it can be a danger, because there is a risk of intestinal perforation that can cause infections to spread throughout the body and risk of death.
If typhoid fever has been treated with antibiotic therapy, of course healing takes time. Fatigue and fever that may occur will continue during the recovery period, because bacteria may still be present in the body even though the levels are less than before because some have died by antibiotics given during treatment. At least, if indeed the disease is recovering, other symptoms should be improved.
Previously, had the diagnosis of typhoid fever been established by a doctor based on a physical examination conducted?
If so, and if you are already in the care of a doctor, it is advisable for your father to control the evaluation of the condition to the treating doctor.
However, if typhoid fever has not been examined, and only in the form of estimates, you should consult a general practitioner to be examined to determine whether the disease is typhoid fever or other diseases. If necessary, the doctor will conduct a supporting examination or refer your father to an expert doctor for further tracking.
As for other causes of symptomatic fever, such as typhoid fever is very much. Because basically fever is a typical symptom of an infection in a person's body. An example is:
Dengue fever / dengue fever Malaria Leptospirosis Infection of the digestive tract in addition to typhoid germs Airway infections Infection of the urinary tract (especially the upper part is often symptomatic fever) Infections of the lining of the brain etc. Meanwhile, what should be done to improve the condition are:
Soft food consumption. Avoid high-fiber foods during illness so as not to irritate the digestive tract Consumption of about 2 liters of water per day Get enough rest Avoid stress Wash your hands before eating Avoid consumption of potentially contaminated food
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)