Do Not Underestimate symptoms of Typhoid

The introduction of typhoid fever or symptoms of a disease known as typhoid fever is very important in order to prevent more serious infections. If delayed, typhoid fever can be fatal.

Experts in the disease, tropical diseases, and infections of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Prof. Djoko Widodo, said, typhus is often preceded by mild symptoms. Family sufferers usually difficult to recognize the symptoms early on.

"In typhus, the fever rises slowly. In the first week of fever up and down. It was not until the second week of high fever, to be severe, "he said in a symposium entitled" Handling of Typhoid Fever in Everyday Practice "on Saturday (25/06/2011) pecans ago in Jakarta.

Symptoms of typhoid is usually a pain in the gut, stomach, and muscle. In addition, patients experience diarrhea, headache, nausea, to vomiting.

This acute condition will not occur if handling is done early. Therefore, once the initial symptoms appear, people are advised to immediately consult a doctor.

According to Djoko, typhoid fever primarily affects the population at productive age.

At that age, a person eat more meals outside the home so that cleanliness is not guaranteed. Bacteria Salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid can enter the body through food and beverages consumed by a person. Germs will get into the intestines and multiply.