What is symptoms of typhoid?

Typhoid fever


Typhoid is an infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium (S Typhi). The bacterium lives in the bowels and bloodstream of humans. It spread between individuals by direct contact with the feces of an infected person. And animals do not carry this disease, so transmission is human to human.S Typhi enters through the mouth and spends 1 to 3 weeks in the bowels. After this, it makes a way through the bowel wall into the bloodstream. And the bloodstream is spread into other tissues and organs. Symptoms of typhoid fever infection include headache, weakness, stomach pain, diarrhea, cough, and loss of appetite.

The immune system of the host can do fight back because S Typhi can live within the host’s cells and safe from the immune system. In fact, that typhoid fever can be a life-threatening disease.


Main symptoms of typhoid during fever:

Early illness:

typhoid fever starts low and increases daily, possibly reaching highly 104.9F (40.5C).

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Sweeting
  • Dry cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Swollen abdomen

Later illness:

  • Become delirious
  • Lie motionless

High-risk areas:

Typhoid is found all over the world. But mostly typhoid occurs in those areas where there poor’s cleanliness and hygiene.

  • Indian subcontinental
  • Africa
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • South America

How do typhoid bacteria affect the body?

After eating food and drinking water infected with the salmonella Typhi bacteria. Bacteria move down into the digestive system and they were quickly increased. But bacteria can get into the bloodstream and spread the areas of the body.

Typhoid vaccine:

There are 2 main vaccines are available to prevent typhoid fever…

1.Vi vaccine:

(Given as a single injection)

2.Ty21 a vaccine:

(Given as 3 capsules take alternate days)

The vaccines of typhoid fever work by stimulating your body to create antibodies that prevent you from getting ill if you become infected with the typhoid bacteria. But the typhoid vaccine is 100% working. As the Ty21a vaccine contains a live sample of Salmonella typhi bacteria, it isn’t suitable for people with a weakened immune system.

These vaccines are not for children under 6. But children can have the VI vaccine from 2 years of age. It’s unclear the VI and Ty21a vaccines present a risk of pregnant or breastfeeding women. But vaccination should be considered if there’s a remarkable risk of getting typhoid.

Some sides effects of the typhoid fever vaccine:

After having typhoid fever vaccine some people have:

  • Temporary soreness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Hardness at the injection site

Oats in typhoid:

  • Avoid high fiber foods:

Intake of whole-grain cereals and products oatmeal, and whole wheat bread, and raw vegetable in the form of salads. All rich in fiber. So It can stress your digestive system.

Avoid whole grains during typhoid:
  • Stay away from oily foods, spices, and seasonings like paper, chili, and cayenne.
  • Avoid oats when you suffering in typhoid fever. Oats have rich fiber which stresses your digestive system and this can cause bloating and gas of the stomach.
  • Control the intake of ghee and butter.

Food to eat Typhoid:

Its recommended to eat high calories diet and consume food such as boiled potatoes, bananas, boiled rice, pasta, and white bread. A small portion of such food gives strength and energy to the typhoid patient.

Typhoid patient diet

Healthy diet menu plan:

A progressive diet is a liquid diet to a normal diet depending on the level of patient tolerance.

Healthy liquid diet:

Fluids in the form of coconut water, barley water, electrolyte fortified water, vegetables soup, fresh fruit juice, water, and buttermilk should be consumed until the body temperature back to normal.

Healthy food to eating:

Healthy foods to eat fruits like bananas, cantaloupes, grapes, watermelons, peaches, and apricots. It is the best and healthy meal plan. The patient feels better than can give some semi-solid foods to eat like boiled rice, baked potatoes, baked apple, yogurts, and vegetable soup.


In this case study, typhoid fever is dangerous for our health and life. During typhoid feces some symptoms like high fever, headache, stomach problems, weakness, and diarrhea. And high fiber oats disturb the body’s immune system and digestive body system.






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