Typhoid

  • The patient needs proper rest and care
  • Keep the patients warm
  • Treatment through antibiotics and drugs
  • As patients are actually ill and anorexic, a high protein and a full fluid diet is recommended.
  • Small frequent meals in regular intervals should be given digestion
  • A bland and soft diet can be given to improve the digestive system.
  • Dietary modification – need for energy is increased as BMR rate is increased consistently and therefore the energy needs also increase.
  • Food rich in CHO should be included.
  • Fats should be given in emulsified form to make it easy to digest.
  • Proteins are relatively required in large amounts as there is excessive tissues loss.
  • Good quality protein foods should be given to the patient.
  • Milk and milk products foods, egg, cheese tender meats and fish are good source and should be included in meal.
  • To compensate for the loss of electrolytes the mineral and vitamin intake should be increased.
  • Dietary fiber should be given in less quality to avoid irritation to the stomach.
  • Chemical irritants and spices should be avoided.
  • Whole grams and cereals with husk should not be given as they are rich in fiber which can cause irritable bowel movement.

 

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