Do You Allow Children Aged 5 Years When The Fever To Drink Paracetamol And A Freshener Solution?

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Can a 5-year-old child have a fever, take paracetamol, after that take a refreshing solution? can a freshener solution make inflammation when taken by mouth when it’s not hot inside?

1 Answer:

Hello Anik Asmosaidi,


Fever is an increase in body temperature above normal (> 37.5oC) which is a response of the body to infection or other conditions such as inflammation, dehydration, excessive heat exposure. The term heartburn which is often called lay, not only refers to fever, but a collection of symptoms of fever, sore throat, painful swallowing and can also be accompanied by thrush.


These symptoms are very common in infectious diseases (respiratory tract or other) due to viruses or bacteria. Fever in deep heat when high> 38oC then require the administration of fever-reducing drugs, such as paracetamol. Besides warm water compresses can also help reduce temperature faster.


Freshener solution on the market, contains the main component of the mineral gypsum fibrosum. These minerals have properties as anti-inflammatory and reduce infection. However, its role and effectiveness cannot replace drugs in severe cases of infection. Upper respiratory tract infections due to viruses, can generally heal by themselves without special treatment, provided the patient's immune system is good. Consumption of freshener solution is allowed in these conditions, because in addition to being efficacious to help reduce inflammation, it can also increase fluid intake into the body.


Refreshing solutions should only be consumed if needed, not exceeding the recommended amount on the packaging. Refresher solution should also not be used as a substitute for water, but only a supplement. Fluid intake for children can also be obtained from other natural drinks such as coconut water or water / soup soup that you cook. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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