Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease common. The disease is most often caught when a person ingests food or water contaminated with infected feces. If you have been diagnosed with typhoid fever, you can follow a few steps to learn how to best combat this disease.
Take antibiotics. When you are first diagnosed with typhoid fever, your doctor will figure out how far along the disease has progressed. If the disease is diagnosed in its early stages, the common treatment is with antibiotics. He will prescribe your antibiotics, which you will take for one to two weeks.
The type of antibiotic you are prescribed will vary depending on where you contracted the strain and if you have had it before. The most common antibiotics prescribed include Ciprofloxacin, Ampicillin, Amoxicillin or azithromycin. You may also be prescribed Cefotaxime or Ceftriaxone. These medications are typically prescribes for 10 to 14 days
Get treated in the hospital. In severe cases, you will need immediate hospital admission. The aggressive symptoms you should look for that point to a severe cases of typhoid fever are swollen stomach, severe diarrhea, a fever of 104 degrees or higher, or persistent vomiting. When in the hospital, you will likely be given the same or similar antibiotic treatment, but it will be administered in injectable form while you are in the hospital.
Stay hydrated. It’s important to drink a lot of fluids when suffering from typhoid fever. Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day and supplement it with juice, coconut water, and other hydrating drinks. Dehydration generally gets brought on by diarrhea and high fever, which are two of the most common symptoms of typhoid fever.
Healthy diet: Typhoid fever may cause you to experience nutritional deficiencies. Eat foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. The main point of this diet is that the four different types of foods are bland and easy on the stomach which help with nausea and diarrhea.
Drink a lot of 100% fruit juice (many fruit juices have a lot of sugar and can make diarrhea worse) with barley water, coconut water, or rice congee.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetbles to keep your vitamins levels up.
Drink honey and water: A tea made out of water and honey is a great way to help with the symptoms of typhoid fever. Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to a cup of warm water. Stir well. This drink helps with any digestive troubles that you may have. The honey soothes the irritation of the intestines and helps protect the tissues in your digestive tract.
Use Echinacea. Echinacea, which comes in the form of a purple flower, roots, or a powder, is great for enhancing your immune system and fighting bacterial infections. It is also great for strengthening body tissues. Purchase some dried flower powder or a couple of Echinacea roots. Boil a teaspoon of the Echinacea ingredients in 8 ounces of water for 8-10 minutes.
Drink this tea two or three times per day, but only for up to 2 weeks
Drink ginger and apple juice. Dehydration is a major side effect of the symptoms of typhoid fever. To help combat this, you can make a juice mixture that will hydrate you quickly and provide natural electrolytes and minerals. Mix 1 tablespoon of ginger juice into 8 ounces of apple juice. Drink it a few times a day to stay hydrated.