Fever In Children Has Been 3 Days?
Question, my child has been taking paracetamol for 3 days but has not yet recovered. Previously, he had been injured in the brain, before he had been in control and the doctor said if there were complaints again, ask for control again.
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Brain injuries can be of various types, some are mild, some are severe. Mild brain injuries will often only cause temporary complaints, such as disturbance of consciousness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, speech disorders, sleep disorders, dizziness, balance disorders, sensory disturbances (for example blurred vision, buzzing ears, taste disorders, tingling, numbness) mental and cognitive disorders (such as difficulty remembering, difficulty concentrating, mood swings). Meanwhile, severe brain injury can cause prolonged symptoms, including seizures, coma, speech disorders, and so on. In children, brain injury often also makes children lazy to suckle, in the form of sleep patterns, stunted development, experiencing seizures, less active, or many other complaints appear. Brain injury alone should not cause fever. However, if this injury affects the central thermoregulation (hypothalamus) or appears in conjunction with other medical conditions, such as meningitis or encephalitis, a fever can indeed occur.
In addition, fever in children can also occur due to other triggers, for example viral or other bacterial infections, malignancy, congenital heart disease, immune disorders, exposure to extreme temperatures, thyroid gland abnormalities, and so on.
Considering your child's condition has not improved in 3 days, we recommend that you consult him directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be further evaluated and handled properly, yes. Laboratory tests or other supporting tests can also be done by doctors if necessary.
At this time, you can do it first:
Give the child paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage
Compress the neck, armpits, or groin of children with warm water
Expand to give children to drink. If he is still breastfeeding, also breastfeed more often
Give children clothes that warm and absorb sweat
Let the child rest more
Increase physical contact with children
Do not give children other drugs without a doctor's prescription
Hope this helps ...