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Health Care Tips To Follow When You Have A Typhoid Fever

By: Debdatta Mazumder

People are often confused as to what they should do to keep typhoid fever away. You should consult a doctor and follow the prescription and take as much rest as you can.

Typhoid fever is caused by bacterial infection in the bloodstream and intestinal tract. The bacterium responsible for causing typhoid fever is called Salmonella typhi. Any idea how you could affected by this bacterium?

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One easiest way of this bacterial attack is drinking contaminated water and having unhealthy foods. Flies also carry the germs of typhoid from faeces when they sit on your food to contaminate it further.

Contamination can also happen from dirty sewage system. When you eat or drink such dirty foods or water, the bacteria enter into your body and spread faster in your bloodstream and intestinal tract.

The common symptoms of typhoid are high fever (103-104 degree Fahrenheit), fever in the evening, nausea, headache, fatigue, constipation, diarrhoea, etc.

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So, in case you're suffering from these, it is best not to delay and consult a physician at the earliest. With medicines, you can try a few health care tips to follow when you have a typhoid fever.

These will boost up your immunity and make you resistant to the attack of a bacterial infection. So, read on to know more about the health care tips that you should follow when you have a typhoid fever.


1. Cold Compress:

This method always helps to reduce your body temperature quickly. If the patient has fever that is more than 101 degree, cold compress is always recommended. Use normal water instead of ice water. Soak a cotton cloth into room temperature water, wring it well and place it on the forehead of the patient.


2. Carom Seeds & Ashoka Tree:

This is one of the herbal health care tips to follow when you have a typhoid fever. Soak a few carom seeds and thin branches of Ashoka tree in half a litre of water. Keep it overnight and strain it in the morning. Let the patient have this solution 3-4 times in a day.


3. Drink Boiled Water Often:

Typhoid causes diarrhoea which can make you feel dehydrated. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important when you're suffering from a typhoid fever. Boil drinking water to avoid further infection. You should drink 8-10 glasses of water each day to avoid dehydration.


4. Dry Plum & Raisins:

Soak 4 dry plums and 10 raisins in a glass of water overnight. Strain it and take little sips of this water throughout the day. Don't throw away the raisins and plum. Chew them. To reduce high body temperature, this works wonders.


5. Apple Cider Vinegar:

To reduce body temperature and chance of diarrhoea during typhoid, this remedy helps a lot. Make a solution of half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of honey into a glass of water. Have it for a week before the meals.


6. Watermelon Juice:

This is one of the best health care tips to follow when you have a typhoid fever. Watermelon not only cures high fever but also removes the bacteria completely. A glass of this juice when had every day can help cure typhoid fever to a great extent.


7. Garlic:

Garlic is a rich source of antimicrobial properties that not only fight against the typhoid bacteria but also help build a shield to protect you from further infection. Eat 2 garlic cloves every day on an empty stomach or you can use it in your soups or curries.


8. Orange & Sweet Lime Juice:

While looking for the best health care tips to follow when you have a typhoid fever, don't avoid this one. It will not only help fight against the bacteria but will also boost up your immunity level. This juice can also keep symptoms like nausea, vomiting, constipation, etc, at bay.


9. Basil:

The antibacterial properties fight against the bacteria while the antibiotic properties heal you from the inside. Make basil-ginger tea and add honey to it. Have it thrice in a day for a better result. Consider this as one of the best health care tips to follow when you have a typhoid fever.

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 22:00 [IST]
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