Can an 11-month-old baby be given the drug amoxicillin trihydrate, before my child was hot 37.4, then I took it to the health center, without a throat check or anything else, but only checked the heat alone. Then given the drug, and puyer, thank you, please, please the explanation
Hello Nyoman Natha, thank you for the question.
Normal body temperature can reach 37 or 37,2C. If the increase in body temperature has not reached or exceeded 38C, generally can not be called a fever (febrile). A mild rise in temperature can still be overcome by increasing fluid intake, whether in the form of water, milk, soup, broth, or natural fruit juice. Doctors generally will only provide a lowering of heat such as paracetamol. Rising body temperature can be caused by various things, can be due to bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic infections, or when the baby is dehydrated due to decreased appetite and drinking. So it is most appropriate to assess how long the fever has lasted, assess the high temperature rise, look for other symptoms, look for possible sources of infection, or if necessary do a blood test in the lab, to confirm an infection.
If the infection is caused by a virus, generally the fever will improve itself after the seventh day. If, after a few days of observation, the fever does not improve and gets worse, then the doctor may suspect a bacterial infection. It needs to be explained further how long your child has had a fever, and are there any other symptoms. If you have given the antibiotic, it must be taken in accordance with the dose until it runs out so that there is no immunity in the bacteria that causes it. But if you have not given these antibiotics, you can ask a second opinion from another doctor about the cause of your child's fever. While this is still monitoring the condition of fever and other symptoms in your child, give more fluid intake than normal, do not wear thick clothes so that the child's body heat can come out.
Hopefully this answer can help you a little. Regards.