10 Typhoid Symptoms

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Travelers from developed countries to developing countries may want to check if a typhoid vaccination is required. Variants of Salmonella enterica bacteria cause typhoid and paratyphoid. These are potentially life-threatening illnesses, and when symptoms start showing, it's important to seek medical intervention immediately. While the vaccine might help, it's not a guarantee that the traveler won't pick up typhoid fever.

The symptoms are mostly gastrointestinal with discomfort ranging from moderate to severe. It may take several rounds of medication before the bacteria leaves the body, including antibiotics and IV replenishment. The bacteria spread through food, water and contact with bacteria-infected surfaces.1‘Symptoms and Treatment.’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Nov. 2019, www.cdc.gov/typhoid-fever/symptoms.html

Stomach Cramps

Abdominal pain may take a few days to show up. By that time, the pain is widespread, and it is hard to pinpoint the location of the pain. Pain occurs when bacteria enter the gastrointestinal tract and cause obstructions or diarrhea.

Management includes medication, such as antibiotics, and the stomach pains usually stop within two to four days. Most times, the stomach pains are misdiagnosed as other gastrointestinal issues, such as appendicitis. It's only when ultrasounds and lab tests are performed that it becomes evident the patient has typhoid.2‘Typhoid Fever with Acute Abdominal Pain Masquerading As Surgical Emergency, Mehndiratta S - Int J Adv Med Health Res.’ International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research, 1 Jan. 2016, www.ijamhrjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2349-4220;year=2016;volume=3;issue=1;spage=31;epage=33;aulast=Mehndiratta

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