Fever Fluctuates In 2-year-old Children?
Hello, my child is 2 years old since March 28th, he has a fever. on the night of the 29th, I gave you sanmol, but it didn’t come down, it was hot, the seizures were fevered at 00.30, I immediately took the patient 24 hours a day and gave medicine through the rectum, but at 3:00 the seizures returned. After that, take care at the hospital for 3 days … recover and Monday, April 8, the heat back and forth until now. dangerous? blood check at the hospital there are no symptoms of typhus or dbd .. I’m confused why my child. please help answer. thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Febrile seizures are seizures that occur in children due to a sudden and dramatic increase in body temperature. This condition is common in children aged 6 months to 3 years. So, what you need to understand is the fever and febrile seizures that your child is experiencing are two different things. The seizures occur because of a fever, but the fever itself is caused by another disease, it can be an infection, and the infection can be a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, in any part of the body.
Dengue fever or DHF and typhus, because its characteristic is fever, it can lead to febrile seizures if it meets the requirements for a sudden and drastic increase in body temperature, but other diseases can cause seizures, not necessarily DHF or typhus, for example gastrointestinal infections , urinary tract infections, ear infections, acute respiratory infections, smallpox, measles, Singapore flu, and Scarlett fever.
Therefore, there is no need to be confused if there are no signs of typhus or DHF because many other diseases can have the same effect. But which disease, that's what you should ask the pediatrician who treats your child. Because to be able to diagnose properly, in the end it still requires a sufficient history and physical examination. If the condition is now your child is at home and is not in the care of any doctor, it is a good idea to keep going back to the pediatrician, or at least to a general practitioner in the clinic or puskesmas, because after all, the examination is mandatory and it is not impossible that the pain is different from the current past.
What is clear, you can still give over-the-counter medicines for children of his age by reading the rules of use first. Compress the forehead with a warm compress, keep it away from the sick, make sure the home environment is clean and healthy, pay attention to nutrition and fluid intake, and if seizures occur again, do as you did before. So, hopefully answering your question.