Fever Fluctuates In Children Aged 18 Months With Tuberculosis?
Morning. My child had a fever 4 days ago, after 2 days the fever went down, on the 3rd day he coughed like he was sick, then I tried to see the nearest doctor, because the pediatrician was on leave and today the 4th day has another fever. Even though day 1 to day 3 he slept but woke up a little. Day 4 I can sleep as usual but wake up with fever again .. I have routinely given TB medicine for 5 months running. Is it dangerous? My son now has difficulty eating because he swallows his throat as if it hurts. What do I need to do?
Hello Varyeda Syalsabila Sasmita Melany
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I understand the worry you have. Fever is the most common complaint experienced by children and often makes parents worry. It should be noted that fever is a body mechanism that occurs when the body tries to fight germs that cause infection. Some of the most common causes of fever include:
Viral infection Bacterial infection Dehydration Post immunization Other chronic diseases If the child has a fever, it is necessary to re-confirm the child's temperature with a body-temperature thermometer. The range of normal body temperature is 36.5 - 37.5 degrees Celsius when measured in the child's armpit. Fever occurs when the child's body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.
Fever due to viral infection generally occurs within 1-3 days and can subside on its own without needing treatment from a doctor. However, if it is known that the fever has occurred for more than 3 days, it is better to immediately visit your nearest doctor for a blood test to find out the exact cause. Tuberculosis treatment can be continued routinely to eliminate TB germs.
Some of the following things you can do to relieve fever as a home treatment before seeing a doctor:
Doing compresses with warm water Check body temperature regularly Give blankets that are not thick and comfortable clothes. If the child has difficulty eating, provide food and drinks that are liked by the child. Ice cream can be given to help reduce pain in the throat and provide a feeling of comfort in the throat Give enough fluids, because dehydration is the cause of frequent fever in children Give fever-reducing drugs if necessary such as paracetamol Do not hesitate to check your child to the nearest doctor or pediatrician around you . I have submitted so much information, hope it helps
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