Fever In Children Aged 10 Years?
my child has a maximum fever, how high is the degree of heat
Hello Jmp Tohirin,
Fever is an increase in body temperature above normal. Normal human body temperature is 36.5 - 37.5 degrees Celsius. Measurement of human body temperature can use a thermometer. Someone is said to have a fever (febrile) if the temperature rises more than 38 degrees Celsius, while above 37.5 - 38 degrees Celsius is called subfebris.
Fever in children often occurs due to infection. The body responds to infection by increasing body temperature to fight germs. Apart from being infected, an increase in a child's body temperature can also occur if the child is dehydrated (the body lacks fluids) or exposure to high ambient temperatures. Sterile inflammation process can also cause fever in children.
To handle fever in children, you can do the following:
Compress the body of the child with warm compresses When the child has a high fever do not put on blankets or thick clothing Give the child enough water Give a fever-lowering drug (paracetamol), adjust the dosage with the child's weight If there is fever within 3 days and other symptoms appear , you should bring the child to be examined directly to the doctor Fever accompanied by decreased awareness, seizures, decreased frequency and volume of BAK, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, vomiting does not stop is a symptom that should not be underestimated and the child needs to be taken to the doctor immediately. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.