Cough, Runny Nose, Fever And Vomiting At Night In Children Aged 3 Years?
My son was 3 years old Wednesday waking up my son had a cold cough but was still active, at night when he woke up at midnight vomiting and his body had a fever, the next morning it was cold again but still coughing (worse on the second day) the runny nose was reduced and still active, but the night before sleep vomiting again and when I wake up in the middle of the night starts fever again and fuss can not sleep when morning is a little sweat then sleep a little more fever coughing that is more crunch
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the discomfort you feel.
Coughing and colds are health problems that often occur in children, especially children under the age of 5 years. This is related to the immunity of the child's immune system. In addition, children's play activities that may not have been supported by their ability to maintain good personal hygiene (for example: like putting just any item in the mouth) also increase the risk of children being susceptible to disease.
Generally, children can experience 6-10 episodes of cough and cold in a year. Coughs and colds in children most often occur due to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Other causes that are also quite often are bacterial infections of the airways, and allergies. As a child ages, usually the occurrence of coughs and colds will be increasingly rare because the immune system is getting better. Beginning in adolescence, children generally experience only 2-4 episodes of cough and runny nose per year.
It should be understood that in order to ascertain the cause of individual cases of cough and cold problems in children, anamnesis and physical examination are needed directly by the doctor. We recommend that your child be examined directly by a doctor or pediatrician so that he can be evaluated and handled appropriately. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may consider supporting tests if there are indications, for example: blood tests, skin testing for allergies, etc.
The branded drug product you mentioned could be given to your child. However, these drugs are classified as free drugs so that although they can be purchased without a doctor's prescription, you must give them to your child according to the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. However, you are still advised to check your child to the doctor because your child's condition has not shown improvement with the use of over-the-counter drugs for 3 days.
As a suggestion, while you are preparing to take your child to the doctor, you can give your child cough and cold medicines that are classified as free over-the-counter medicines. These class of drugs can be purchased at the pharmacy freely, but their use must be in accordance with the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. Even so, you are still advised to take your child to the doctor if his condition has not shown improvement for 3 days.
You are also advised to familiarize your children washing their hands with soap and running water before eating and drinking; drink plenty of water; avoid contact with other people suffering from cough and runny nose symptoms, keep the environment clean, and reduce the child's exposure to substances / conditions that trigger cough and runny nose symptoms (example: dust, cold air, air conditioning, etc.). You can also apply telon oil to make your child feel more comfortable. Continue to provide balanced nutritious food regularly.
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