Fever In Children Aged 8 Months Accompanied By Swelling In The Left Hand?

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I want to ask, my baby is 8 months old. At this time the fever is high, 38c high, hot. Continues in the left palm red and slightly swollen, Is the condition of my child declared fine? No fuss, milk, n eating and sleeping .

1 Answer:

Hello Galang.

Fever in children can be caused due to various causes. From the situation that your child is experiencing, fever is accompanied by a red lump on the palm of the hand and swelling may be caused by an HFMD (Hand Foot Mouth Disease). HFMD or commonly referred to as Singaporean flu is a disease caused due to a viral infection. HFMD is usually more common in children, but can also occur in adults. HFMD can cause symptoms such as fever, the child becomes fussy, reddish spots appear on the palms, feet, to thrush in the mouth area. HFMD can also cause children to lack appetite. HFMD is transmitted through bodily fluids such as splashes of saliva. HFMD is generally harmless, and it is important to get treatment directly to the doctor.

But other than that, your child's condition can also be caused by other causes such as:

impetigo abscess chickenpox insect bite / insect bite therefore, to ensure the cause of the situation that your child is experiencing, then you should check your child directly to the doctor, so the doctor can check the condition of your child directly and provide appropriate therapy. Give your child enough to drink, and do not scratch the reddish lumps that are there.

Here are the articles that you can read about HFMD

may be useful. Thank you

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