Causes And Ways To Deal With Fever And Vomiting In Children 17 Months?

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At night, please ask permission, my 17-month-old child starts fever on 1 December and today 4 December is still up and down, every night around 23:00 fever until fussing crying no tears. Fever on Monday afternoon there is vomiting, white color, coincidentally my child uses formula milk, and tonight 4 December at 23.10 ank I have a high fever until nausea vomiting white (it looks like milk) is quite a lot, and I don’t want to drink and have fever down. Then my child slept again, but after about 25 minutes of high fever again, I didn’t sleep well. Can you explain why? Thank you for your help

1 Answer:

Hello Tia,


Thank you for the question.

Up and down fever, fussiness, and vomiting, in infants are generally caused by digestive infections, can be due to viruses (such as rotavirus), bacteria (such as e.coli, salmonella), or parasites (such as shigella). In addition to digestive infections, your baby's complaints can also refer to other organ system infections, such as dengue fever, urinary tract infections, hepatitis, meningitis, ARI, and so on. Other factors besides infection, such as intestinal inflammation, allergies or malabsorption (including for example due to milk being given), poisoning, immunization side effects, and so on can also trigger this complaint.


The good, if the complaint has lasted more than 3 days, you do not leave it alone. Check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician for further evaluation of his condition, namely by physical examination, or maybe also assisted with blood tests, urine tests, and other supporting tests. As a first step, you can do:

Lower baby's fever by giving him paracetamol according to doctor's recommended dosage
Compress the baby's warm neck and groin, and give him clothing that warms and absorbs sweat
Give the baby plenty of milk and water, add ORS if necessary
Give him a variety of foods that are soft and easy to digest, don't over-feed him with oily, fatty and high-fiber foods
Do not over-feed children and drink instant
First reduce the provision of milk and its processed products, except breast milk
Keep your baby clean, as well as the surrounding environment

Hope this helps ...

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