Distance Taking Medicine After Eating?
Morning … I want to ask, my 15-month-old child has a fever. I want to ask if there must be a time lag if after my child takes medicine,?
Hello Kartika, Thank you for the question.
Fever is a complaint that can occur to anyone, both adults and children. In general, fever is caused by an infection that enters the body. The definition of fever is when body temperature reaches above 37.2 degrees Celsius through thermometer measurements in the armpit area. Does your child experience other symptoms? Some diseases can cause fever symptoms such as flu, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, smallpox, measles, dengue fever, typhus, and others.
What time lag do you mean? Is the time lag between fever medication, time lag with other drugs, time lag with food, or other things? If you give two drugs to your child, indeed you have to pay attention whether the two drugs have interactions with one another. Drug interactions in question is whether the effectiveness of one drug will be influenced by other drugs or side effects that actually increase. In addition to drug interactions with other drugs, you should also pay attention to whether the drug is given before a meal or after a meal. Furthermore, if food can affect the action of drugs, then giving medicine with food should be given a distance. However, if what you are asking about is giving a fever medicine, then the next dose is given in accordance with the instructions listed on the drug packaging or in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. Due to the lack of information you have provided regarding the fever medicine content as well as the time lag you are referring to, I'm sorry I cannot provide more clear information. Please clarify your questions by creating new questions or asking your doctor directly on the HealthReplies.com application.
In the meantime, you can do the following suggestions:
Take care of your child's food and drink intake. Monitor your child's body temperature with a thermometer regularly. Wear loose and thin clothing. Apply normal water compresses to your child's body to help relieve fever. Give paracetamol or other fever relievers as recommended. a few days or if your child looks fussy, weak, difficult to eat and drink, do not BAK more than 6 hours, please immediately check your child's condition to the doctor for further examination and treatment.
Hopefully this information is useful.