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Typhoid
Fever. Delirium. Coma. Don't you just
love bhelpuri ?

Eating out could be a bad idea. Especially during the monsoons when contamination levels of water and food, even milk based foods, by the bacillus Typhi are highest. And an attack of typhoid could debilitate you for months.

Symptoms ::
High fever that lasts for 3-4 weeks, headaches, constipation, abdominal pain, tenderness. Delirium, stupor, coma in sever case.

Treatment ::
Good hygiene and nutrition are very important. A clear liquid diet is recommended. Patients should be properly isolated, should strictly follow the doctor's advice and should convalesce till completely normal to prevent a relapse. Typhoid could be fatal to malnourished persons, infants and the elderly.

Prevention ::
Purify drinking water. Maintain thorough personal hygiene. Travelers should avoid eating raw leafy vegetables and food stored at room temperature. A vaccine should be taken before visiting typhoid-stricken areas.


 
 
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