Child Chapter 5 Times On This Day. Had A Fever But Has Gone Down
Aasalamualaikum dok. My child has been chanting more than 5 times. The fever fever has now started to go down. What should I do doc?
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Does your child have a more runny / stooly stool?
You need to know if diarrhea is a condition characterized by increased frequency of bowel movements (BAB) to be 3 times or more a day, with more liquid stool. Children's diarrhea is generally caused by a viral infection. Other causes are bacterial and parasitic infections. Poor environmental hygiene and sanitation will also trigger diarrhea in children. Apart from infection, diarrhea in children can also be caused by allergies, food poisoning, or side effects of certain drugs.
In the condition of diarrhea can be accompanied by other complaints such as fever, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and weakness. You need to understand, if when a child has diarrhea, the body will lose fluid and electrolytes very quickly and can cause dehydration. For this reason, parents need to ensure that their child's fluid needs are fulfilled. The child can be given milk or formula every time he vomits or has diarrhea if the child is under 6 months old. If he is more than 6 months old, give him a rehydration drink, for example ORS. In children who have been given MPASI / complementary foods, ensure adequate nutrition from food.
You can do the following tips at home to reduce complaints:
- meet the child's fluid needs
- Give your child nutritious food
- Give food that is soft and easy to digest
- avoid giving fruit juice or soda
- keep the environment clean
Parents should not give their children drugs without consulting a doctor first. Due to the outbreak of coivd-19 right now, do the above tips first, avoiding dehydration in children. However, if the child's complaints do not improve, then you can take him to consult directly with the doctor.
If the child has a high fever, symptoms of dehydration (dry mouth, thirst, sunken eyes, no tears when crying), bloody chapter then immediately taken to the doctor.
Article you can read: CHILDREN'S DIARRHEA
Thank you, hope that helps.