Fever In Children More Than A Week?

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Afternoon doctor, I want to ask my child aged 6 years 2 months and just finished hospitalized for 7 days in the hospital, the 7th day allowed to go home by the hospital because the condition has improved. And on Monday I was in control again at the hospital declared by healthy sdh. After outpatient treatment at home, why is my child’s body temperature unstable, sometimes it’s cool and sometimes it’s hot / warm, isn’t the condition stable, what should I do as a mother? What’s the difference between dengue fever and dengue fever? Please give an explanation

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p dir = "ltr"> Hello, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com
Fever or febrile disease can be caused by many things, namely:
1. The process of infection by bacteria, viruses and other parasites.
2. The autoimmune process, which is the body's immune cells against the body's own normal cells.
3. Cancer.
4. Dehydration or lack of body fluids.
5. And others.
Fever that is more than one week can occur in typhoid fever, pulmonary TB fever, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Meanwhile, dengue fever (DD) and DHF are both diseases caused by dengue virus infection. The virus is both transmitted from the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The difference is, in DHF there is evidence of leakage of blood plasma (fluid contained in the blood). Evidence of such leaks such as shortness of breath due to pleural effusion, increased hematocrit (known from laboratory tests of blood), swollen feet or edema and others. So that the DHF will appear more severe complaints than DD.
You try to give the child a lot of drinking water. Give the child also fever-lowering drugs. Compress the child's forehead, neck and armpits with a warm compress. Give children high-calorie and protein foods so that a strong immune system is formed to fight disease.
If the complaint does not improve, consult with your pediatrician so that further examination and treatment can be done.
Thus hopefully useful.

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