Paratyphoid fever – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Paratyphoid fever, which is sometimes referred to as Salmonella paratyphi infection, is a serious contagious disease caused by a gram-negative bacterium. Paratyphoid fever is similar to typhoid fever except the clinical manifestations tend to be milder, the duration is shorter, and the case-fatality rate is much lower. It often manifests as acute gastroenteritis.

Since typhoid and paratyphoid fever have similar symptoms, it is necessary to take laboratory test of a fecal, urine, or blood specimen to confirm that symptoms are due to infection with Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyphi. Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are most commonly acquired through consumption of food or water that has been contaminated by the feces of an acutely infected or convalescent person or a chronic, asymptomatic carrier.

There are three stages of paratyphoid fever: an early stage, a toxic stage, and a long period of recovery from fever. In adults, these three stages may last for four to six weeks; in children, they are shorter and may last for 10 days to two weeks.

Known side effects of paratyphoid fever

Paratyphoid fever causes the same side effects as typhoid fever but has milder symptoms and typically starts one to 10 days after ingesting the bacteria. These include tiredness, headache, fever, stomach pain, constipation or severe diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the body, and sudden or unintended weight loss.

Other possible complications may also occur due to paratyphoid fever. These include infection of the heart muscle, infection of the nervous system, liver and gallbladder infection, inflammation of the pancreas, kidney failure, abscesses around the body, dehydration, and a decline in the platelet cells in the blood which results in bruising and bleeding.

Body systems harmed by paratyphoid fever

The body systems harmed by paratyphoid fever may include the immune, digestive, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent paratyphoid fever

The foods that can help treat paratyphoid fever include apple cider vinegar, banana, buttermilk, carrot, cloves, cranberries, garlic, honey, lemon, orange, pomegranates, apple juice, sweet lime, raisins and dried plum, ginger, blueberry, rice gruel, basil leaves and black pepper, psyllium seeds, mint leaves, lemongrass, and echinacea.

Treatments, management plans for paratyphoid fever

Treatment options for paratyphoid fever include hospitalization, taking medications, and drinking plenty of fluids. Home remedies for this disease include cold compress, increase fluid intake, homemade oral rehydration solution (ORS), garlic, basil, clove, and bananas.

Where to learn more

Summary

Paratyphoid fever is a serious contagious disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella paratyphi.

Paratyphoid fever causes tiredness, headache, fever, stomach pain, constipation or severe diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the body, and sudden or unintended weight loss.

Paratyphoid fever can be treated with foods, such as apple cider vinegar, banana, buttermilk, carrot, cloves, cranberries, garlic, honey, lemon, orange, pomegranates, apple juice, sweet lime, raisins and dried plum, ginger, blueberry, rice gruel, basil leaves and black pepper, psyllium seeds, mint leaves, lemongrass, and echinacea.

Treatment options for paratyphoid fever include hospitalization, taking medications, drinking plenty of fluids, and cold compress.

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