Prevention TipsTyphoid is not a serious disease it can be controlled by following certain preventive measures There are two vaccines available. Those who travel to places where typhoid is common should get vaccinated.
- Maintain proper hygienic conditions
- Wash your hands properly with hot soapy water
- Avoid drinking untreated water, drink only bottled water
- Avoid raw foods
- Eat foods that have been thoroughly cooked and that are still hot and steaming
- Avoid foods and beverages from outside vendors
- Keep Infected people away from household works
- Properly clean the personal items of the infected individual in order to prevent the spread of the infection
- Water treatment, waste disposal, and protecting the food supply from contamination are important public health measures
- The infected person should not share their utensils with anyone, they should not cook, Keep their toilets clean even 6-12 weeks after the infection is over or symptoms are gone. Should not share food.
Typhoid is not a very scary disease anymore.
- Severe diarrhoea or constipation
- Weight loss
When to See Doctor
- Become delirious
- Lie motionless and exhausted with your eyes half-closed which is known as typhoid state
When to call a doctor
If you start experiencing high fever, abdominal pain, weakness or any other symptoms related to typhoid.