Child’s Weight Dropped Dramatically With Prolonged Cough?
Night. My child is 8 years old. This past year has looked very thin. 130cm high. 27.5kg weight. Pdhl previously weighed 32-33kg. Coughs and colds have not healed for about 6 months. Last week, fever and headaches and aches in his legs and hands. Until it’s hard to get up from where you live. R n r nThe appetite is reduced and irritable. After a fever a week … now, if I come home from school complaining of dizziness and a weak body. R nActually what are these symptoms? Are these symptoms of TB? If TB can recover completely and how is the treatment. Please enlighten me. Mksh
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Have you checked your child with a pediatrician because your child's symptoms have been going on for a long time? Without a doctor's examination, it's impossible to know the cause of the symptoms or complaints felt by your child. Weight loss that occurs in children and adults must immediately get medical attention. Weight loss that occurs in children can be caused by:
infections such as tuberculosis
thyroid hormone disorders
congenital heart disease
food absorption disorders such as lactose intolerance, Celiac disease
Tuberculosis (TB) is indeed one of the causes of weight loss in children. In addition to weight loss, TB symptoms that can be experienced by children such as prolonged cough, fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, night sweats, decreased appetite.
To ascertain the cause of complaints and symptoms experienced by your child, of course further examination is needed by a doctor. Please check with your child to a pediatrician. The doctor needs to ask you about this complaint, examine your child, and perform other tests such as blood tests and X-rays. Further treatment will be given by the doctor in accordance with the medical conditions experienced by your child. If it is proven tuberculosis, the doctor will give some antibiotics to treat this condition for 6-18 months. Don't worry because TB can be cured. You should not delay consulting with your doctor.
Please keep trying to maintain your child's food and drink intake. Give paracetamol if your child has a fever. Let your child get enough rest.
Hopefully this information is useful.