Dengue Fever In A 16 Month Old Child?

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Hello ALESHA27, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Fever is very common in children and can be caused by various causes. Fever in children is most often caused by infection, although it can also be caused by other things. The following are some possible causes of fever in children:

Infection. Infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites and can occur in various organs such as the respiratory tract, ears, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, skin, or in non-specific locations such as dengue fever, measles, malaria. Certain conditions that cause inflammatory reactions in the body such as Crohn's disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, etc. Fever after vaccination Fever due to side effects of certain drugs Malignancy or cancer Fever of unknown origin (FUO)

Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus which can be spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This disease can affect everyone without age restrictions and it is not impossible to attack children aged 16 months. However, a fever that goes up and down as experienced by your child is not necessarily caused by dengue fever. To be able to find out more clearly the cause of fever in your child, more complete information is needed, especially regarding other symptoms that accompany fever such as the presence or absence of cough and runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash, ear pain, discharge from the ear, or other symptoms. other symptoms. In addition to symptoms, physical examination and support are also needed to be able to direct the diagnosis of a disease. Investigations that may be carried out include blood tests, urinalysis, chest X-rays, and other examinations deemed necessary.

Here are some things you can do at home to help relieve your child's fever:

Do not wear thick clothes, but wear light clothes, and cover the child with a light blanket. Thick clothing will inhibit the release of heat so that the fever becomes difficult to come down. Give your child plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Children can be given breast milk, formula milk, water, water containing electrolytes such as pedialyte, soup, fruit juice, and others. Let the child rest and sleep more Do a sponge bath, which is to soak part of the child's body in warm water, then wet the body with a bath sponge Do not use alcohol to bathe or compress the child Give fever medicine for children such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen

If the fever does not improve after more than 5 days, you should immediately take your child to the doctor. The doctor will carry out various necessary examinations and provide treatment according to the results obtained.

Immediately take him to the hospital without waiting 5 days if he finds the following conditions:

Fever occurs in infants aged less than 3 months High fever above 38.5 degrees Celsius that does not go down with medication Fever gets better then worsens again or new symptoms appear. Child has seizures for the first time. Child has a history of febrile seizures and body temperature is above 38 degrees. Celsius There is a disturbance of consciousness in the child The child has a headache that does not improve with medication The child has shortness of breath There are signs of dehydration in the child due to vomiting, diarrhea, or not wanting to drink. Signs of dehydration in children include sunken eyes, not urinating, dry skin, and the child cannot be awakened from sleep. Red rash appears on the skin Bleeding from the nose spontaneously (without trauma or nasal injury) Fever in children who have chronic conditions such as heart disease, sickle cell, thalassemia, cancer, and others

That's all the information I can convey, hopefully it's useful

dr. Irna Cecilia

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