Fever In Children Accompanied By A Reddish Rash On The Skin Should Blood Check?
Hello, good night .. r ndoctor, my 6th child has a fever for 5 days, tomorrow plans to have a blood check. but this mlm on his skin came out red spots like measles. Is it better for my child to have a blood check or not? tks
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Fever in children usually indicates an infection, for example due to viruses or bacteria. If the fever does not subside within 3 days, doctors will generally recommend a blood test to identify the microorganism causing the infection. This blood test is also needed to evaluate the severity of the disease, which organs are infected, and are there any possible conditions other than infection that cause complaints to sufferers. The results of this blood test will later be confirmed with the results of other examinations, including interviews, physical examinations, or other supporting tests performed.
The appearance of a red rash on the skin after fever is not always caused by measles (rubella, measles). It could also be a reddish rash due to other factors, for example:
Dengue fever (dengue fever, Dengue virus infection mediated by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito) Scarlet fever (fever accompanied by a reddish rash on the skin due to a bacterial infection with Streptococcus) Typhoid fever (typhus, fever due to Salmonella typhi bacterial infection which generally enters the digestive tract) Varicella (chicken pox, Varicella zoster virus infection) Hand foot and mouth disease (Singapore flu, an enterovirus infection that causes a rash of red blisters, especially in the areas of the palms, soles of the feet, buttocks, and mouth) Other causes that are not necessarily related to the infection, for example skin infections, allergies, insect bites, contact dermatitis, etc. To distinguish between the above conditions, blood tests still need to be done. It is also important to determine the right treatment to deal with your complaint. Therefore, you should follow your doctor's advice to check your child back to the doctor. Through direct physical examination and comparing with the results of blood tests performed, generally appropriate treatment can be done.
In the meantime, first do the following:
Give your child plenty to drink Keep him clean by regularly washing him using clean water and wearing clean clothes Teach him not to scratch excessively or to squeeze and force the spots that appear If there is still a fever, give the child paracetamol medicine. Keep the child away from substances that can cause he is allergic Hope it helps ya ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah