Fever Fluctuates At Night Accompanied By Coughing In Children Aged 3 Years?
At night, I want to ask, my child is 3 years old from the week of MLM and arrives anget at 37 u0026deg; c and at midnight he has a fever at 38 u0026deg; c, in the morning he goes to the clinic, and he has a fever in Paracetamol. But still up and down. Cough rarely. me. Want to ask if this is a common cold and cough? Because now the corona virus is spreading in Indonesia. Makes me a little parno about this disease. Please help answer the doc. Thanks.
Hello Linda, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Fever is an increase in body temperature above 37, 5'C. Fever indicates systemic inflammation due to an infection, trauma, autoimmune, etc. Very many causes of fever. The high fever usually depends on the cause itself.
Responding to the problem that you have conveyed, several possible diseases that cause fluctuating fever are
Thyfoid Fever. Dengue fever. Common Cold. and so forth. What you can do right now is keep taking paracetamol according to the doctor's advice to check on your child, and keep an eye on rising body temperature. If your body temperature is above 38.5'C you can take your child to the nearest hospital, due to fears of a febrile seizure considering that your child is under 5 years old. You can monitor fever until the 4th day, and if the fever still occurs you can go back to the doctor to do a routine blood check, widal, etc. according to the indications found later.
Right now the corona virus novel has entered Indonesia. But we must not parno or panic. Previously what I want to emphasize is that the corona virus novel is not so deadly, especially at a young age, and before that it was a healthy person (there were no ballast diseases such as heart failure, kidney failure, etc.). The fever caused by it is above 38'C, and is accompanied by tightness. That does not happen to your child so you do not worry.
Right now what you can do is:
Ask your child to get plenty of rest. Fill your child's daily nutritional intake with nutritious and fibrous foods. You can take a multivitamin. Avoid traveling to crowded places if you don't need it. Avoid excessive panic such as buying masks at very high prices, buying excess food, etc. Always ask your child to wash their hands after an activity, or before each meal. Evaluate your child's complaints regularly, if there is worsening such as a very high fever> 38.5'C, seizures, unconscious children, excessive diarrhea> 10x, etc. take your child directly to the nearest hospital. That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)