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Typhoid is a severe fever that affects the bowels. It is caused by a bacterium called salmonella typhi. Typhoid is a very common disease all over the world. In the United States, people mainly get typhoid when they travel to endemic regions and over populated countries. Typhoid is more common in areas where there is lack of proper sanitation and hygiene.
Typhoid typically affects a person for more than two weeks. During this time, it can cause several symptoms, and some of them can become life threatening. The symptoms of typhoid should not be ignored, and they should be attended to immediately. The doctor prescribes medications to lower the symptoms usually, like they give some pain relievers and also medications that fight acidity. The doctor prescribes a very basic diet of orange juice because the body needs increased immunity.
One of the symptoms of typhoid is high fever. The fever goes down in the mornings until late evening and then by evening the fever starts shooting up again. The body temperature can reach upon to 105 degrees centigrade, and the doctor’s advice to sponge it down in such a case. It also causes excessive shivering during the evenings when the fever is high. In the morning, it causes excessive sweating. A person with typhoid will also have swollen throat and pain. They will experience tiredness and weakness in muscles. They may have pain in their hands and legs. It can also cause dizziness and general fatigue. The headaches are severe during typhoid, and this is mainly caused due to dehydration.
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