Fever Does Not Go Down Accompanied By Red Spots In Infants Aged 5 Months?
I want to ask, my child is a boy aged 5 months 7 days and his bb is 9.3 kg. 4 days ago my son had fever, diarrhea, and he was red in color. I took it to the midwife, the midwife said my child was allergic. he became fussy and had trouble sleeping. After 3hrs the heat went down, the redness had disappeared and the frequency of defecating had decreased, but my child continued to sleep. All day and night he slept, woke up when he asked for milk. After a few minutes he slept again. if he woke up, he cried fussy then went to sleep again. What happened to my child? Is it dangerous if my child sleeps too long like that? What should I do? Thank you..
Diarrhea in children can be caused by various causes. Diarrhea in children is defined as bowel movements that are more fluid than usual, and lasts more than 3 times a day. Diarrhea in children should not be treated carelessly, and should receive immediate treatment from a doctor.
The appearance of red spots in children can be caused by several causes such as;
allergic dermatitis miliaria varicella zoster / chickenpox scabies If you check with a midwife and are said to be allergic, then maybe your child is getting antihistamine drugs. watch what medication your child is getting?
If your child is taking antihistamines, they can cause side effects such as drowsiness. So that the drug can make the child weak and sleep more often. this is a common effect of the drug, and the drowsiness will disappear if the use of the drug is stopped.
But besides that, the condition that your child experiences, namely sleeping continuously may also be caused by other causes such as:
dehydration / lack of body fluids electrolyte disorders of the body low blood sugar levels infection disorders of the brain If your child has diarrhea, it can cause the child to become less fluid or cause electrolyte disorders. it can make the child appear limp, which is dangerous.
Therefore, you should check your child directly to a pediatrician, so that the doctor can check the condition of your child directly and later the doctor can provide the right therapy. if dehydration does occur then hospitalization may be required.
here's an article you can read about dehydration
may be useful. thank you