What is typhoid fever?
Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection caused by bacteria Salmonella typhi. It usually happens by ingestion of contaminated water or food. The illness is characterised by prolonged fever, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea.
The patient responds good to the treatment and usually makes full recovery. However, it may develop serious complications and become potentially fatal in severe cases.
This disease is not very common in industrialised and developed nations. The disease is seen to be more common in children. There is availability of vaccine against typhoid, but it is partially effective. Vaccination is usually given to people who are visiting areas that are endemic for typhoid bacteria.
Homeopathy medicines are very effective and successful in the treatment of typhoid fever. Here in AVI homeopathy, we provide complete relief in the symptoms of typhoid in minimum time, and prevent the disease from developing complications.
Typhoid fever is caused because of Salmonella typhi bacteria. These bacterias are transmitted to humans by faecal-oral transmission route and rarely by close contact with the already infected person.
The Salmonella typhi bacteria is excreted in the faeces of the infected person. The places where there is poor sanitation and the water supply is contaminated, bacteria enters the human body and cause infection. A person may also catch the infection if the infected person does not clean his hands properly after going to toilet, before serving the meal to a healthy person.
Sometimes, a small number bacterias still remain in the human body even after the person has recovered from the infection. The person keeps on excreting bacterias in his faeces and sometime in urine, even though there are no sign and symptoms present. Like this the infected person can transmit infection to others and remain a career of the disease for very long time even after the symptoms have subsided.
Sign and symptoms
It may take about one to three weeks for the symptoms to appear, after the exposure to the bacterias. Some of the common and early symptoms of the disease may include-
- High fever, which gradually increase from low and then rise to high temperatures daily
- Weakness and fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Poor appetite and weight loss
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Swelling in abdomen
- Dry cough
If treatment is not received on time, the patient may later-
- Become delirious
- Lie in ‘typhoid state’, which is characterised by lying motionless in bed, exhausted, with half eye closed state.
Though, complications are rare, still person may develop serious conditions if he does not receive treatment on time.
The most common and serious complications of typhoid fever are-
- Intestinal bleeding
- Perforations in the intestine, that may develop in the third week of illness
Other complications may include-
- Kidney or bladder infection
- Psychiatric problems like delirium, hallucinations and paranoid psycosis
The doctor will investigate about the physical symptoms of the patient, along with examination of the abdomen to look for any swelling and tenderness.
Diagnosis of typhoid can easily be made by sending the sample of blood, stool or urine to the laboratory for examination, to confirm the presence of Salmonella typhi bacteria in the sample.
The Wirral test is one of the methods of investigation to make a presumptive diagnosis of enteric fever.
Homeopathy has wonderful medicines that can help a patient to recover fast from typhoid fever. The homeopathy medicines have rapid action on the symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea and fever. Homeopathy medicines effectively reduce the time of recovery and also prevent the disease to progress and cause any serious complications.
AVI homeopathy specialises in treating the cases of typhoid fever effectively and give rapid relief to patients in minimum time.