Fever In Children Aged 5 Years.?
, my 5th child had a fever and it went down for 3 days, and the third day it got 39.8’c while I was still treating at home with a platelet booster intake. H + 4 fever subsided, I was worried about DHF, tomorrow I would like to go to the hospital. if the critical phase what can do the activity? Or should I rest?
Hello, Mamae Valent. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com.
We understand the concerns you feel as a parent. Fever that lasts less than 2 weeks, or known as acute fever, can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Dengue virus infection (a disease due to dengue virus infection, transmitted through Aedes mosquitoes, symptoms: fever 2-7 days with a saddle pattern horse, critical phase on days 3-7 (decreased body temperature [<= 37.5]), pain head, aches, red spots on the skin; blood tests usually show decreased platelet levels on days 3-7 and hematocrit begins to increase on day 3) Common cold (also called colds, is a disease caused by a viral infection in upper respiratory tract, symptoms: fever, nasal congestion, sneezing, headache, achy body Malaria (disease due to Plasmodium infection, transmitted through Anopheles mosquitoes, symptoms: fever, chills, lots of sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting , aches, diarrhea, and there can also be an enlarged spleen) Patients are advised to be examined by a doctor or pediatrician for anamnesis, physical examination, and supporting examinations according to the indications found, such as blood checks. To relieve complaints of fever, paracetamol can be used at a dose following the instructions listed on the product packaging. At home, suggestions that can be made include:
Get plenty of rest, avoid strenuous activities Drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses a day Eat a balanced nutritious meal Immediately take the patient to the doctor or emergency department if symptoms occur: pulse pulses fast and weak, feet feel cold, urinate is reduced or does not urinate equally once, irregular breathing, and / or loss of consciousness. To broaden your horizons, you can read articles about dengue virus infection.
Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.