Typhoid fever is a medical condition when your doctor diagnosed Salmonella typhi bacteria inside your bloodstream and infecting your intestinal tract. Contaminated water, food, and faecal oral route are the most common transmission of this disease. Without prompt treatment, symptoms may last up to 1 month. Returning travellers are the most common careers of this disease in Australia.
- Slow heart rate
- Abdominal pains
- Skin rash, particularly on chest or stomach
- Sore threat
- Sudden weight loss
Prevention as Suggested by Unanderra Family Doctors
Your Unanderra Doctor would recommend you taking typhoid vaccine as the best treatment we have, even though its efficiency rate is roughly 70%. Good personal hygiene is also a key element in preventing typhoid fever. Other suggestions your Unanderra Doctor would make including washing your hands before eating, after going to the bathroom, avoiding seafood, avoiding unhealthy sea food, eating only hot meals, avoiding drinking cold beverages, and drinking bottled mineral water.
One of our friendly customer care representatives should be able to assist you to get further information. Please make an appointment today and come into our Unanderra Doctor bulk billing General Medical Practice and Surgery to discuss how we can help.