Fever At Night, Dry Cough, Decreased Appetite And Diarrhea In An 8 Year Old Child?
Good afternoon, I have a younger brother aged 8 years and 2 weeks he has had a fever that rises at night, accompanied by a dry cough, decreased appetite, and diarrhea. The symptoms above are among the common diseases in children. R nAnd whether it is necessary to have an X-ray, I suspect that he has typhus. Explanation please
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of fever, cough, decreased appetite and diarrhea can happen to anyone, both children and adults. Among the possibilities are:
Acute respiratory infections
So it is true that a supporting examination is needed to find out the tendency of your sister's illness. However, for typhus, the examination is not an X-ray, but a typhoid test called the Widal or Tubex test. X-rays are performed when there is a concern that there is an abnormality in the structure of the bones or tissues in the body, for example if a fracture is suspected, fluid buildup in the lung cavity, or tuberculosis infection.
Our advice is that you should take your younger sibling to a pediatrician, for further tests including routine blood tests, tests for typhus, and possibly urine and stool tests if the diarrhea is characteristic of mucus or pale color. From all these investigations, combined with a medical history and physical examination results, it can be seen the trend and the most appropriate treatment for it.
Meanwhile, make sure your younger siblings get enough rest, drink lots of water, eat lots of nutritious and high nutritious foods, stay away from cigarette smoke and sick people, and temporarily reduce their activity. So, hopefully it answers your question.