Enteric Fever Symptoms: Natural Home Remedies For Typhoid Fever

Question: Doctor, please I had enteric fever (typhoid fever) 4 months ago and it was treated with Cipro. Though it has come down but for the past few months I have been feeling headache, tiredness, weakness, abdominal pain, fever and loss of appetite.

Can you please suggest me some home remedies or treatment to cure my above symptoms?

I want to ask you which medicine I can use to cure it forever. I have heard that typhoid kills, is it true?

Answer: Typhoid is caused by an organism salmonella typhus which spreads through the feco- oral route.

Nutritive measures are the most vital and only way of affecting permanent cure. Dietary management, with a healthy lifestyle and hygienic living conditions will prevent a recurrence.

Natural Home Remedies To Cure Enteric Fever

  • Drink only boiled and filtered water.
  • Wash your hands and feet thoroughly after you return from outside.
  • Keep food covered always and have steaming hot food.
  • Stay away from outside food.
  • To fight fatigue, you must have raisins daily. Soak overnight in water and have the next day. It is highly beneficial for fatigue.
  • Begin your day with 1/2 a lime with 1 spoon honey in a glass of warm water.
  • Avoid stimulants – spicy food, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol. If you don’t have diarrhea, you can consume milk and its products freely.
  • Increase your fluid intake – soups, juices (not canned / from outside), glucose water, coconut water.
  • Coconut water is an excellent medicine.
  • Rice gruel is very effective. It’s soft, easy to digest and rich in nutrients.

Get the following investigations done.

  • Widal
  • CBC
  • ESR
  • Stool examination


  1. C said:

    My wife is suffering from fever from last 20 days. We already consulting with Doctor and testing blood for maleria, dengu and typhoid. the test is +VE for thyphoid. Doctor suggest the medicine DOLO 650 and Cefoprox 200. She is taking from last 15 days but no result. Now she is very week and fever comes at afternoon and evening. I have 4 months son who feeding breast milk.

    January 6, 2010
    • Salina said:

      Fever management

      – Soak 10 to 20 raisins in a bowl of water. Let them sit for a couple of hours. Once they swell, puree them along with the water in which they were kept. This is the best tonic to relieve fever. 2 to 3 doses per day, are recommended. Also, raisins are chockfull of energy, so it will help her regain strength.

      – Give her turmeric mixed with hot milk. This will hasten cure, since turmeric is a potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

      – Most importantly, her diet should be correct. Let her eat plenty of fruits and lightly cooked vegetables. Fluids such as coconut water, soups, juices, barley water, and vegetable stock should be taken frequently through the day.

      Complete the course of medications. She might have to discontinue breast feeding, while she takes the drugs. Sufficient care is of essence, since typhoid is notorious for recurrence and chronicity.

      January 18, 2010
  2. S said:

    I am suffering from typhoid since last six days, but I came to know yesterday when the fever was too much in the afternoon and went to the hospital for a checkup and found typhoid. I am scared and want to know the immediate treatment.

    April 6, 2010
  3. P said:

    5 months ago, I was suffering from severe typhoid and got admitted to a local hospital for 5 days.
    For the last few days I experienced constipation and slight blood in stools which is of red color not dark.
    What could be the reason or cause of this symptom.

    September 2, 2010
  4. k said:

    The following is result of Widal Test on 8/31/10. I have taken following tablets but of no avail.

    S typhl O Titer 1:160
    S typhl H Titer 1:640
    SParatyphi A(H) Titer 1:80
    S.Paratyphi B(H) Titer Nil
    Result: Positive

    Tab. Sompan
    Tab. Mahacef pln
    Cap. Rinifol

    From another doctor:

    Now doctor has advised me to take monocef injection. Please suggest as my legs and body and feet are getting hot and what is the cure?

    September 12, 2010
  5. s said:

    I had low grade fever since three months and doctors diagnosed typhoid. I took a 10 days course of safspan. But after 2-3 days fever returned. Besides, I have some problem since 3-4 months. One breast size and texture has changed and I felt pain during periods. Ultrasound reveals a small area of heterogeneous mass. Doctors advise to biopsy. But I do not want to do this.

    September 12, 2010
  6. Domi said:

    I have suffered this nightmare for long now, I used cipro and cytriaxine to treat it but I still feel severe pains in my waist and back and leg, headache, lost of appetite and weakness. What advice can I get particularly for the treatment of the pains in my waist and back?

    September 17, 2010
  7. J P said:

    I suffered from typhoid and battled for 3 months, almost fainted in the hospital. Now it’s cured and my blood report says its negative; though it’s been more than a year I don’t feel I am completely cured, as my hands and feet remain cold and my forehead is warm, most of the time I feel chilly (during winter n cold season), I feel weak and drowsy all time, breasts pain and body too. Am I supposed to stay like this for the rest of my life? I want my healthy life, can anyone help?

    January 22, 2011
  8. MR said:

    This is my Son’s Widal test report:
    NOTE: Agglutination titers of 1:120 and above are significant and demonstration of rise in titers on repetition of test after a few days confirms the diagnosis of enteric fever.

    February 26, 2011
  9. AB said:

    I did an abortion 4 weeks ago. Now I am having back pain, dizziness, fever, and nausea. What should I do?

    October 28, 2012
    • PUP said:

      There seems some sort of infection is present. Consult your doctor. After examination he may be able to detect the reason if the infection is related to abortion or there is some another infection present. You may also require to do blood tests etc.

      October 29, 2012

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