Can Children Who Have Dengue Rash Be Washed?
In the morning the doctor, My 7-year-old child has dengue fever, currently my child has been treated for 4 days and has a red rash on the soles of his feet and hands accompanied by annoying itching. Is bathing able to overcome the itching and when is the right time to bathe it? Please the solution, thank you.
Hello Ferdi, Thank you for the question.
Dengue fever is an infection caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This virus attacks platelet cells and causes blood vessel leakage. Symptoms that can be experienced by sufferers are fever, headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, spontaneous bleeding from the nose, gums, urine, and feces, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, and the appearance of skin rashes. Skin rashes that appear can feel itchy and will gradually disappear along with the course of the disease. To deal with itching on this skin rash, you can do a cold compress, bathe your child with plain water, apply salicyl powder or calamine lotion to the rash. There is no standard guideline about when you can bathe your child, you can bathe your child at any time.
Please also take care of your children's food and drink intake. Give a fever reliever that is recommended by a doctor. Don't forget to discuss with the doctor who is treating your child if you still have further questions so you can get a complete explanation.
I hope this helps.