Typoid fever treatments provide relief and enable you to get recovery from typhoid symptoms. Typhoid fever treatment done by eating right and appropriate for foods that assist you in maintaining your body fluids, electrolytes and raise your immune system. Typhoid fever treatments also include adopting of treatments and prevention measures to prevent recurrent. Typoid is an infection caused by Salmonella typhimurium bacteria that is spread from human to human. The Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhi) is related to the bacteria that cause food poisoning. Typhoid is highly contagious. An infected person can pass the bacteria out of their stools or less commonly in their urine.
If someone else eats food or drinks water that is been contaminated with amount of infected stool or urine, they can become infected with the bacteria and develop typoid fever. S. typhi enters through the mouth and spreads 1 to 3 weeks in the intestines. After that, it makes it way the through the intestinal wall and and into the blood stream. From the blood stream, it spreads into other tissues and organs. The immune system of the host can do little to fight back because S. typhi can live within the host’s cell, safe from the immune system.
In this material that follows, I’ll walk you through the causes, symptoms of typhoid fever, complications, how it can be prevented and typhoid fever natural treatments.
These are why this write-up is important to you; it will enable you to know:
- What causes typhoid fever.
- It noticeable signs and symptoms.
- What may happen if typhoid is not properly treated.
- Steps you must take to prevent typhoid.
- Diets that will hasten your recovery when suffering from typhoid and the foods to avoid and
- Typhoid Fever treatments for those that are battling with typhoid fever.
Let’s take a look…
I’ll start by examining the causes, followed by symptoms of typhoid fever.
Causes of Typhoid Fever
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacteria S. typhimurium and spread through food, drinks and drinking water that is contaminated with fecal matter. Some people harbour this bacteria in their system and need to be treated properly so that the disease will not manifest again and they’ll not transfer it to others.
Symptoms of Typhoid Fever
Symptoms or signs of typhoid fever normally start between 6 and 30 days of exposure to the bacteria. It symptoms are:
- High temperature that can reach 39 to 40 degree Celsius.
- General aches and pains.
- Abdominal pain.
- Difficulty in paying attention.
- Cold and chills and
As the infection continues you may lose your appetite, feel sick and diarrhea. Some people may develop rash, which does not affect every patient, and rose-colored spots especially on the neck and abdomen.
Having explained the causes and symptoms of Typhoid Fever. Now let me walk you through it complications.
Complications of Typhoid Fever
Studies have shown that in the third to fourth week of untreated typhoid fever, nearly one-third of the patients develop severe complications such as intestinal bleeding, holes in the large and small intestines that often results in a life threatening medical emergency known as peritonitis; a condition where the content of the small intestines may leak into the abdominal cavity. It has been observed that 20% cases of untreated typhoid fever patients die after about third week of the Salmonella typhimurium exposure and in most cases, the death is due usually to gastro intestinal bleeding, bowel perforation and peritonitis.
Other complications that may arise from untreated typhoid fever include: infections of the urinary tract, kidneys and kidney failure, gallbladder, bones (osteomyelitis), septic arthritis, infection and inflammation of the heart muscles (endocarditis), spinal cord and the brain (meningitis), pneumonia, splenic and hepatic abscesses, shock psychotic behavior, et cetra.
Furthermore, the following health conditions that mimic typhoid fever are malaria, hepatitis, amoebiasis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, et cetra must be ruled out first. Relapse is common with people who suffers from typhoid fever. Children respond better to Typhoid therapies than the elderly.
Before proceeding to examine typhoid diet, it will be necessary to explain how it can be prevented.
How Typhoid Fever Can be Prevented
The following are some of the general you rules you can observe to you reduce your chances of typhoid infection:
- Total bed rest is very important during typhoid treatment.
- After using the toilet, wash your hands properly with soap and clean water and before eating.
- Do not eat foods or drink in an unhygienic environment.
- Avoid raw fruits and vegetables. Peel the fruits yourself and throw away the peels.
- Eat your food when it’s warm and avoid eating at street food stand.
- Boil your water before drinking or drink bottle water.
- Be wary of eating anything that has been handled by someone else.
- Stay clear of cold drinks.
- Human stool must be properly disposed in a way that it will not contaminate public water supplies.
- Fresh meat should be refrigerated and if frozen should be cooked.
- Protein rich foods such as poultry, seafood, et cetra should not prepared and left for hours at room temperature before eating because they may be fertile ground for Salmonella.
Having through with how typhoid fever can be prevented. Let’s move to diets and typhoid fever treatments
DIETS: Typhoid Fever Treatments
When you suffers from typhoid fever, proper and appropriate diet will help in maintaining your body fluids and electrolytes as well as boost your immune system by:
- Eating easily digestible carbohydrates to give your body energy.
- Eating foods such as legumes, white rice, fish and boiled vegetables.
- Taking of vegetable broth made from vegetable such as onion, carrots, ginger, spinach, fever plant and celery are very important.
- Stay clear of egg, redmeat and sugary items unless after recovery from typhoid fever because the patient digestive system is weak when the infection is active.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid cigarette smoking and excess consumption of processed foods.
Do consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Use herbal remedies just as an adjunct treatment.
Typhoid Fever Treatments
(1) Obtain ripe cashew fruits. Extract the juice. Soak Enathia Chlorantha bark
( Awogba, Oso pupa, Dokita Igbo in Yoruba; Osomolu in Ikale; Kakerim in Boki; Erenba-vbogo in Benin) in the extracted cashew fruit juice
for 7 hours. Drink 150 ml in the morning and evening for typhoid fever treatments.
(2) Obtain the following:
Lemon Grass (Tsuari in Hausa; Koko Oba in Yoruba; Moyaka Makara in Ibibio; Achi beke in Idoma; Akwukwo in Igbo; Eti in Edo). Three (3) Grapefruit. Two (2) Carica Papaya (Ibepe dudu in Yoruba; Etihi-mbakara in Efik; Pawpaw, Papaya in English; Ideru ipichi in Idoma; Mpuer in Tiv; Gwanda in Hausa; Okpurukwa, Ojo, Okwuru bekoe in Igbo; Eto-oyinbo in Urhobo) Fifteen (15) Lemons ( Baba lemu in Hausa; Itie akpaenfi in Urhobo; Osan ganyin in Yoruba; Oroma nkirisi in Igbo) 3 barks of Alstonia Boonei (Stoolwood in English; Egbu in Igbo; Epo igi ahun in Yoruba; Ojegbuhkun in Esan)
Cut the lemon from the 4 inch of it root. Put the lemongrass arial parts (roots), cut the Grapefruit into slices, peel the unripe pawpaw or papaya. Cut them in to slices. After that throw away the seeds and the peels. Put the Alstonia Boonei bark under, together with other lemons cut into slices. Pour 4 litre water over it and boil for 40 to 45 minutes. Drink 250 ml three times in a day for typhoid fever treatments.
(3) Boil the bark of Spondias Mombin (Hog plum in English; Aginira in Ijaw; Nsukakara in Efik; Ogogo, Ijikara in Igbo; Iyeye in Yoruba) and the bark of Indica Magnifera (Epo mangoro in Yoruba; Bark of Mango tree in English)
Boil in water for 35 to 40 minutes. Before you drink always and 2 tablespoons of Lime juice.
Drink 250 ml of the tea infusion mix with 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Drink it three times daily typhoid fever treatments.
(4) Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS): It aids in the replacement of lost fluid due to diarrhea and prevent dehydration. Prepare as follows:
Put 1 half tablespoon of salt and 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar in 4 cups of clean drinking water. Mix them thoroughly. Drink little by little from it untill you recover. Or: You can make use ORS approved by The World Health Organization (WHO) from health stores.
(5) Coconut Water (Mmiri ake bekee in Igbo; Ruwan Kwankwar in Hausa; Ame kokodia in Urhobo)
Omi agbon in Yoruba; Eyin akuba in Idoma) 100 ml of Coconut water contains 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium that aid in the replacement of electrolyte deficiency in the patient body. Drink250 ml of fresh Coconut water two times a day for typhoid fever treatments.
(6) Mistletoe (Afomo isana in Yoruba) Prepare tea infusion of Mistletoe leaves. Drink 250 ml mix with 2 tablespoons of Lime juice (Evwe in Urhobo; Omi osan wewe, Omi oronbo in Yoruba; Ruwa lemu tsami, Kadanbuya in Hausa; Oroma nkirisi in Igbo) and half tablespoon of crushed Garlic pods (Tafarnuwa in Hausa; Ayuu in Igbo; Alubosa ayu in Yoruba). Drink them together on an empty stomach. Drink in the morning and after dinner for typhoid fever treatments.
(7) Leaves of Fiscus Asperifolia (sand paper leaf in English; Ewe eepin, Ewe epinpin in Yoruba; Asesa, Egbu in Igbo; Ufu Acho in Idoma), Leaves of Bambusa arundinaecia (Bamboo in English; Oparun, Apala, Apaye in Yoruba; Efu Otsi Acho in Idoma; Kewe, Kewal in Fulfulde; Gora in Hausa) Prepare tea infusion of above leaves using maize or corn water extract (Omidun, Omikan, Omi Ori Ogi in Yoruba). Drink 250 ml of the tea infusion three times in a day for typhoid fever treatments.
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