Children Have A Fever But The Body Feels Cold And Has No Appetite?
Hello. I want to ask, my child has a hot fever but his hands and feet are very cold like ice, I use warm water to compress but it remains cold, there is no change, and my child also does not want to eat, every time he enters a mouthful, he vomits. it has happened 2 days … the first time I had seen the fever and had taken the medicine but how come there was no change so the temperature was the same. continue what should I do so that the body temperature returned to normal and want to eat ????
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Fever is the body's response to infections that are regulated by temperature control centers in the brain. Fever can be both mild and severe. Fever in children is often accompanied by cold feet and hands. This condition is caused by an increase in temperature in the brain thermostat not accompanied directly by body temperature. So as to adjust the temperature of the brain's thermostat, the body will produce heat by shivering through the body's muscle activity. However, these conditions cause the outer area to save more heat, so the blood vessels will narrow causing the hands and feet to feel cold.
As the fever phase ends, the body will release heat gradually by dilating blood vessels which can cause the skin to become warmer, reddish and sweaty. So you don't need to worry if your child has a fever, but his feet and hands feel cold. Just provide comfortable clothes and blankets that are not too thick. Giving fever-lowering drugs may be done to reduce discomfort in children.
Fever in children is often caused by a viral infection, which has the characteristic of a sudden high rise in temperature, and is difficult to decline to normal temperatures despite being given a fever-lowering drug. In the initial process of infection, it often causes symptoms that are quite severe. But you don't need to worry too much, because as the body's immune system increases, the fever will subside and the symptoms will decrease.
Often when a person feels unwell or is sick, of course this will affect appetite. This condition can occur in both children and adults. So you do not need to worry, if the child refuses to eat when he is sick. This is quite natural. What should be done by parents is to understand the child's condition, that the child is sick, needs more attention without giving the force to eat like when he was healthy.
Other conditions that can trigger a reduced appetite in children include disorders of the teeth and mouth such as mouth sores, being bored with the menus served daily and wanting variations in the shape and types of other foods, dependence on gadgets and televisions so that the eating process becomes disrupted, consuming too much snacks and milk so that the child is full, the child is in the phase of being a food picker / pitchy eater.
You do not need to worry if the child becomes difficult to eat when he is sick, the condition is very reasonable and generally occurs in almost all children who are sick. You have to be patient with these conditions and not force your child to want to eat as much as he is healthy. Give food in small portions, but the frequency of administration is more frequent. If the child is able to communicate, offer what food he wants. Serve a variety of foods, both solid foods and snacks / snacks that have high calories such as bread, porridge, team rice, spaghetti, macaroni, etc. Do not force the child to eat because it will make the child feel trauma and increasingly refuse food. Make food more interesting and avoid children from exposure to gadgets and TVs that can create dependence and disrupt the process of eating.
To help relieve fever, give more fluids from food or drink to prevent dehydration during a fever. Fever-lowering drugs can be given based on the dosage recommended by the examining doctor. If the fever is difficult to fall more than 3, then do not hesitate to do a re-examination to the doctor for further evaluation.
If the symptoms are getting worse which is marked by a high fever child continuously for more than 3 days, accompanied by continuous vomiting, shortness of breath which is marked by an increase in the frequency of breath (more than 50 times), do not want to eat and drink at all, weakness, convulsions, body stiff and tend to sleep often, then you should immediately consult a pediatrician to get a direct examination and consideration of appropriate therapy.
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