Typhoid Fever is an infection which is caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi commonly found in non-industrial countries where pollution is less severe such as Africa, South and Latin America and Asia without Japan area. The bacteria get into our body via food or water that has been contaminated then spread throughout our body by blood circulation. It can penetrate to and destroy your liver, gall bladder, lymph nodes, spleen and other organs. Typhoid fever characterized by some of the earliest symptom like headache, fever, abdominal pain and weakness that are usually mistaken to normal fever. But when the condition gets worse you can experience vomiting, severe diarrhea or constipation, rashes, nosebleeding, chills, delirium, mood swings, hallucinations and lethargy.
Typhoid fever can be spontaneously vanished within 2 to 4 weeks with a proper treatment. The best way to stay free from typhoid fever is ensuring a good saturation and hygiene and preventing bacteria-sources.
But if you are unlucky to suffering from this disease and you are in an early stage, you can follow some of the following home remedies to boost your immune system and treat your typhoid fever.
- Cold and warm compression
It is recommended to cool down the temperature of our body for any kind of fever as high body temperature can cause increased metabolism rates, dehydrated state, electrolytes imbalances, etc. First of all, applying cold compression into your forehead, your underarms, your groins and your feet to remove excessive temperature quickly. After that applying warm compression as it opens your skin hair follicles and promotes heat drainage. Repeat this method for several times until your temperature down to normal.
- Increase intake of fluid
Our body loss water during the fever state as well as severe diarrhea so promoting high level of fluid intake can prevent you from dehydration. Moreover, it helps our body to eliminate toxins and waste material and prevent electrolytes imbalances which is a serious problem. Take a sufficient amount of water daily (8 to 10 glasses is recommended). Add some teas or juices, coconut oil and ORS into your list of drink as it brings more effect than just hydrating yourself like pure water does.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps you fighting with typhoid fever in a number of ways. It has acidic property that is useful in drawing our excessive heat out of your skin, cooling down your body temperature. In addition, this vinegar can kill bugs effectively. Make a glass of apple cider vinegar water by adding ½ teaspoon of raw vinegar and preferable honey and drink it before your meals for at least 5 to 7 days. On the other hand, apple cider vinegar is used for bacterial vaginosis and kidney infection as well.
You can eat a raw garlic clove in your empty stomach can strengthen your immunity and kill your unwanted bug. You can either eat raw garlic cloves or make a mixture of crushed garlic with milk and water in ratio of 1:4:8. After that boil it to a quarter of original amount and drink during a day. Garlic contains many anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties therefore it is a huge home remedy.
Drink a cup of warm water or herbal tea with 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey added to get away from typhoid fever symptoms. It helps to soothe your irritated intestine and protects your digestive tract.
Lemon contains a high level of vitamin C which is great for alkalizing your intestine as it helps you to beat down your Typhoid fever. Add a few slices of lemon to your water or drink its juice with honey added if you can’t bear soul drink. Continue this remedy for at least 1 week to see improvement.
- Rich nutrient and healthy diet
It is always recommended to have a rich nutrient and healthy diet that would in turn promote your healing process and strengthen your immune system. Increase your consumption of food rich in protein for promoting recovery process, carbohydrate for energy needed, and fresh fruits for replacing your lost minerals.