Foods to Avoid in Typhoid Fever

Foods to Avoid in Typhoid Fever 

Diet is important in Typhoid Fever and even after initial recovery  typhoid, diet continues to be very important, as it is a vital part of the recuperative stage. There are certain Foods to avoid in typhoid fever as dietary precautions, as this will help to ease your discomfort and get well faster:-  ( Watch “How to manage Typhoid Fever or Enteric Fever” Video)

  1. Foods to Avoid in Typhoid Fever include high fiber foods like whole grains and raw vegetables as these can place additional stress on your digestive system.
  2. Foods to avoid in typhoid fever include foods containing roughage, because they are hard to digest and can further irritate your already-inflamed intestines. Any solid foods like rice are not recommended, especially during the initial stages, as they place undue stress on the digestive system.
  3. Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever also include vegetables like cabbage, capsicum and turnip as these can cause bloating and gas.
  4. Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever include all spices especially hot seasonings such as pepper, Cayenne and chili powder.
  5. Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever are butter, ghee, vegetable oil, chilies, spices and all irritating fibers occurring in foods. These foods should be strictly controlled during and after Typhoid.
  6. Fatty, highly fibrous and very spicy foods should be avoided as they are hard to digest so these are the Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever.
  7. Rich pastries, cakes, fried snacks, desserts and thick cream soups are the Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever.
  8. As there is intestinal inflammation all fiber is to be eliminated from the diet so that the intestine is not further irritated.
  9. Too much fat in the food during fever causes the fever to rise higher. It may also cause vomiting which we want to avoid as far as possible or there would be further loss of nutrients and more weakness.
  10. Foods to avoid in Typhoid Fever also include semi cooked pulses, fermented foods.
  11. Typhoid causes slight injury to the digestive tract as well. It is advisable to avoid the skins and seeds of fruits and vegetables at this time, for this very reason. Insoluble fibers like these are hard to digest at this time
  12. Avoid milk as it is tougher to digest and is likely to aggravate diarrhea.
  13. Meat is tough to digest and can aggravate diarrhea, gas, and other such digestive problems. However, in some cases, the doctor may recommend modest quantities of poultry meats, as they are an excellent source of protein.
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