Fever After Consumption Of Antihistamine Drugs In Children 1 Year?
Dear doctor, I want to ask, it’s been 2 weeks our son is 1 year old and continues to runny, when he is checked, he is declared to have a cold and cough due to cold allergy and is given cetirizine, a dose of 1/3 spoonful of medicine 1 meal, every time after eating medicine, child we always have a fever, is this normal, or is there another possible indication? Thank you
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Cetirizine is a drug that contains antihistamines. This drug is useful for dealing with allergic complaints such as sneezing, flu, and itching. According to research, cetirizine is safe to use for children over 6 months of age. Doses that can be given to children over 6 months range from 4.5-5 mg or around 1 measuring spoon from the Cetirizine syrup 5 mg / 5 ml.
For complaints of fever, need further information from the patient's parents about any complaints that occur in their children. The child is also said to cough and runny nose, need to know whether the cough and runny nose is thick greenish yellow, then it is necessary to find out the possible sources of other infections from children due to fever, including viral / bacterial infections, dehydration, or old diseases.
to look for the source of infection, please note whether the child complains of ear pain or discharge from the ear that indicates the infection originates from the ear, whether the child complains of urinating pain as a sign of infection from the urinary tract, whether there are signs of bleeding such as red spots, nosebleeds , bleeding gums, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain that may include symptoms of dengue fever, whether there is a fever that has been more than 5 days accompanied by bowel movements or difficult bowel movements may lead to typhoid pain (typhus), but all possible causes of this disease must further checked to the nearest pediatrician to get a complete examination and appropriate treatment.
things you can do at home to reduce coughs, colds and fevers include:
-Drink plenty of water at least 2L per day to help thin the phlegm and relieve the flu
eat healthy and nutritious foods regularly to increase the child's immune system
-Lots of consumption of vegetables, fruits and multivitamins
Get enough rest for 8 hours a day
Thus, hopefully useful :)