Fever In A 6-year-old Child Accompanied By A Red Rash All Over The Body, Sore Throat And Canker Sores?
Hello…rnWant to ask for a solution,..rnMy son is 6 years old, at first 3 days ago he suddenly had a fever but only around 37-38 degrees. Then followed by the appearance of a rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, which according to his confession was very itchy. After 2 days the fever went down, and returned to normal. But the rashes multiply, appearing on the knees, on the elbows. Followed by a cough.rnThen there was inflammation in the throat, and small canker sores began to appear2. And also around the inside of the lips there are a lot of small red spots.rnIs this really “Singapore flu”??rnAs far as I read, it says no need for antibiotics, do you really don’t need antibiotics??r nIs it dangerous for a 6 year old child??rnThank you doc, please answer.
Hello Mrs Deasy,
Complaints that are felt such as fever followed by a rash on the skin surface, cough, sore throat, canker sores may be caused by the following conditions: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease or Singapore flu, namely fever with symptoms of cough and cold accompanied by thrush in the mouth and a red rash with blisters on the hands and feet as well as elbows. Varicella is a fever accompanied by the appearance of a red, elastic rash filled with water starting on the stomach, face and spreading to the hands. Rubella or measles is a red rash that appears on the face that spreads throughout the body.
The above disease is caused by a virus. In Singapore flu, treatment is prioritized to treat symptoms in order to reduce pain without using antibiotics if there is no bacterial infection, but if there is a bacterial infection of the skin or respiratory tract it requires antibiotics, body fluids, treatment of fever with paracetamol, overcoming cough and cold symptoms with bronchodilators and antihistamines. In smallpox given antiviral to speed healing.
To help form the immune system, it is necessary to support nutritious food, with soft, not spicy, non-greasy foods. Keep your mouth and skin clean, avoid contact with dirty water and brush your teeth regularly, use a special mouthwash for irritation if necessary. Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. Consumption of soft foods can also be ice cream or cold milk or cold juices in addition to nutrition can also reduce the pain of mouth and throat. Ice cubes to relieve mouth pain. may be useful