Fever After Bathing In The Elderly?
Hello, good morning Fitri.
The fever experienced by your mother can occur due to the use of cold water, cold weather, the body's skin is too long exposed to cold air (while bathing), so the body tries to increase body temperature and causes fever. However, fever conditions can also be caused by other things, namely:
viral and bacterial infections, such as flu, sore throat, etc. certain drugs, such as antihypertensives, antidepressants, etc. standing too long in the sun etc.
If after being allowed to go home by the examining doctor, then your mother has a fever again at home for more than 3 days, then we recommend that you check your mother again to the doctor to find out possible causes. You can help relieve fever temporarily by giving over-the-counter fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol or by doing compresses with warm water. Besides that, get enough rest for your mother and drink lots of water. Immediately take the mother and to the nearest doctor or ER if your mother experiences seizures, impaired consciousness, and weakness, huh ..
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa