Children Aged 18 Months Often Get Fever?

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… I want to ask my child to be 18 months old … in this one month he often gets sick … it happened at the end of last year … he started having diarrhea and fever, recovering within a week, hurting more fever + mouth sores … recovering again the distance of a few days .. dh aching again initially dry cough accompanied by fever .. within 2 days my child has a cold cough … and until now sometimes still likes the bad anget … that’s why yes? antibiotics + fever-lowering but still have no effect. Thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Erien, Thank you for the question.

Have you checked your doctor or pediatrician? Have further tests done for your child such as blood tests? You need to know that midwives do not have the authority to diagnose diseases and give medicines, especially if in your area there are doctors or pediatricians.

Children are indeed susceptible to infection or disease because their immune systems have not yet developed optimally to fight the infection / disease. A child is said to have a fever if his body temperature reaches above 37.2 degrees Celsius if measured from the armpits, more than 37.8 degrees Celsius if measured from the mouth, or above 38 degrees Celsius if measured from the anus. Have you taken the correct body temperature measurements using a thermometer? Measuring body temperature by just touching your hand is not accurate to indicate your child has a fever. Usually in addition to fever, children will also experience other symptoms such as coughing, runny nose, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, skin rash, fussiness, difficulty eating, weakness, or seizures.

The following are some of the causes of fever in children: upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, measles, chicken pox, rubella, Singapore flu, dengue fever, ear infections, urinary tract infections, immunization side effects, and others.

Further examination by a doctor is needed to find out the cause of this symptom. Please check with your doctor or pediatrician directly, the doctor will inquire further about the complaints / symptoms experienced and examine your child. If necessary, the doctor will recommend a blood test, urine examination, or X-rays. After knowing the medical condition experienced by your child, the new doctor can provide the right treatment for your child.

Try the following recommendations:

monitor your child's body temperature regularly with thermometers, use loose and thin clothing, compress with plain water to help relieve fever, give paracetamol in case of fever, keep your child's food and drink intake Hopefully this information is useful.

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