Fever And Cough That Never Heal In Children?
I am Dinda from Majalaya. My child is 2 years and over 5 months and continues to heat, 1 week and coughing until vomiting.
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We understand the concerns that you feel. Previously needed information related to complaints that you describe, namely how long have your cough symptoms experienced by your baby? Is it accompanied by difficulty breathing / tightness? Is it accompanied by cold symptoms? What is your baby's temperature when you have a fever? At what times does fever often increase? What medicines have been given?
Coughing is a spontaneous reaction of the airways which actually has a protective effect, especially to clean the airway of foreign objects as well as the airway's response to viral infections and bacterial infections.
Some causes of coughing in infants or children include:
Viral infections that attack the upper respiratory tract (ARI), bronchiolitis, bronchitis,
Bacterial infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis and tuberculosis
Cough due to allergies
The immune system of children is not as strong as adults, so it is easy to experience infections, especially respiratory infections that spread from the air in the environment around children
A cough that is accompanied by a cold or not is generally caused by a viral infection whose healing is influenced by the child's immune system and keeps the child away from exposure to the environment that is vulnerable to infect. But did not rule out the possibility of bacterial infections that cause similar symptoms.
The infection can trigger a fever that can occur and increase suddenly.
You do not need to worry if there are no other significant symptoms such as difficulty in breathing / shortness of breath, tip of feet, hands and lips turn blue, children do not want to eat and drink, fever above 39 degrees continuously, children often fuss, seizures to stiff body.
Generally cough due to a viral infection will heal by itself in about 2 weeks. If the cough does not heal, it needs to be re-evaluated whether the closest person also has similar symptoms, such as family, neighbors, playmates or guests who come home and touch the baby without knowing that they have a cough or cold virus. This certainly increases the risk of contracting the virus / germ and causing the child to not heal. Lack of maintaining environmental hygiene and nutritional status also affects the health conditions of children.
To help reduce coughing and fever complaints in your baby, often provide fluids or drinks to help relieve coughing and thin the phlegm. Raise the child's head while sleeping. Don't panic when the baby coughs hard to throw up because coughing can also stimulate the gag reflex. In addition, avoid children from exposure to unclean environments, cigarettes, or people who suffer from cough colds or other infectious diseases.
In addition, you should be careful in giving medicines. Infection, which is suspected to be caused by a virus, does not require antibiotics. Improper administration of antibiotics can be detrimental to the child's condition.
If the symptoms are getting worse which is marked by a high fever baby continuously, vomiting continuously, shortness of breath which is marked by an increase in the frequency of breath (more than 40 times), do not want to suckle, fatigue, seizures and children tend to sleep often, then you should immediately consult to pediatrician to get a direct examination and evaluation and consideration of appropriate therapy.
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