Do You Need To Check The Lab If The Child Has A Fever Up And Down For 3 Days?
hello, my child has been hot for 3 days, on the second day 41.2 dc body heat, after being taken to the doctor the heat went down, on the third day / today the fever returned again. does my child have a lab test ?? thank you.
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Fever is a form of the body's physiological response to disease. There are various causes of fever. In general, the most common causes of acute fever (fever lasting less than 2 weeks) in children include:
Systemic infections, for example: viral infections, malaria, dengue fever, leptospirosis, typhoid fever Focused organ infections, for example: upper respiratory tract infections, pulmonary infections (pneumonia), gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, urinary tract infections horse saddle, which is increased in the first 2 days then decreases on the 3rd day, then again raises suspicion toward dengue virus infection. The infection is transmitted through Aedes mosquitoes, with symptoms of fever for 2-7 days with a saddle pattern of the horse, where there is a critical phase on day 3-5 (marked by decreased body temperature [<= 37.5]). Accompanying symptoms include headaches, aches, red spots on the skin. On blood tests, usually a decrease in platelet levels on days 3-7 and an increase in hematocrit starting on the 3rd day. However, making a diagnosis of the cause of fever in your child requires firsthand evaluation by a doctor. Whether or not a supporting examination is needed will be assessed by the doctor who deals with the patient directly.
We recommend that your child be consulted by a doctor or pediatrician who handles it. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may consider supporting examinations if there are indications, such as blood tests. The doctor may also make adjustments to the type / dose of the drug if necessary.
As a suggestion, you should increase your fluid intake for children. Also give your child balanced nutritious food regularly. Make sure the patient has enough rest. Do not delay taking your child to the doctor if the fever is accompanied by seizures, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, vomiting blood, defecating with black / red bloody stool, or bloody urine. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.