Fever In Children Accompanied By Cough, Runny Nose, Swollen Gums?
Hello, good night, I want to ask you, my child is 1 year 2 months already 2hrs, his body is hot accompanied by coughing and runny nose plus swollen gums want to grow molars, I have given Paracetamol its body is still hot, to handle children like this yes? Do I give cough medicine to children? Atw directly taken to the doctor? Please explain, yes, thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Fever is a condition where the body's temperature increases (more than 38.5 degrees C) and appears as a body's defense response to defeat germs or disease. Fever can generally be caused by several diseases, such as:
Infection, respiratory infections, digestive tract infections, etc. This infection is generally caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
Malignancies, such as leukemia or other malignancies
Or in patients with decreased endurance, such as patients with HIV, chemotherapy, or consumption of immune system suppressants.
Fever complaints are usually relieved by heat-lowering medications that are usually bought at pharmacies. However, if complaints of fever do not decrease after being given a fever, a suspected other disease is suspected. To make sure it needs a direct examination by a doctor, the doctor will ask for complaints and other medical history and physical examination. Additional tests such as blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can also be done if needed. Handling will be tailored to the causes that occur. We recommend continuing exclusive breastfeeding until the age of 6 months, after the age of 6 months can be given other foods as needed, if colds and cough are felt to be heavy it can be tried to evaporate with hot water vapor, keep the humidity in the baby's environment, use a humidifier if available. complaints get worse don't delay anymore to see a doctor.
Thus, hopefully useful.