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