Bathing When A Child Has A Fever?
Hello my 23-month-old child has a fever, is it okay to take a shower?
Hello Khania, Thank you for the question.
How long have these symptoms occurred? Does your child experience other complaints such as coughing, runny nose, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea / constipation, skin rashes, or other complaints?
Someone said to have a fever if the body temperature reaches above 37.2 degrees Celsius after measured with a thermometer. In general, fever is the body's response when experiencing an infection. However, fever can also occur in children after vaccination, teething, or drug side effects. Some infectious diseases that can cause fever are:
There are several treatments you can do at home:
monitor your child's body temperature regularly with a thermometer
wear loose and thin clothes for your child
take care of your child's food and drink intake
apply compresses to the forehead, armpit, or groin area with plain water, not cold water, to help relieve fever. You can also bathe your child with warm water
give paracetamol in accordance with the recommendations on the drug packaging if body temperature reaches more than 38.5 degrees Celsius
If this fever complaint has been going on for several days and is accompanied by fuss, weakness, difficulty eating and drinking, please consult your doctor immediately for further examination and treatment.
Hopefully this information is useful.