Compress The Child Should Use Warm Water Or Plain Water ??
My doctor wants to ask, my baby is 3 months old and has just been immunized, after his body immunization has a fever. Preferably in good compress babies using warm water or plain water ?? thank you
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Immunization is an attempt to gain immunity by injecting vaccines into the body of a healthy child or human according to the provisions. After getting immunized, children can usually experience comorbid complaints, in the form of fever, fussiness, swelling at the injection site, diarrhea or decreased appetite. The condition can last about 1-2 days after immunization.
Some of the efforts that mothers can make to help reduce children's complaints are:
1. provide a compress of normal water temperature or cold temperature with an intermediary between the skin and a cold compress given
2. provide fever-lowering drugs as recommended by immunization health workers
3. provide sufficient fluids, both breast milk or milk as needed
4. consult a doctor if the fever persists after the 3rd or 4th day of immunization
In connection with your question, giving a compress for complaints of fever or complaints of pain in the injection area, then you can provide compress water with normal temperature for the fever. You can put around the neck and head.
For complaints of pain and inflammation, you can give a cold compress with a thin clean towel on the surface of the skin so that cold water does not come in direct contact with your baby's skin.
You can give this compress regularly until your child's condition improves. And if the complaint persists and your child becomes more anxious, you can consult directly with your family doctor or pediatrician.
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