Fever In Children?
Hello dokmau ask, my child has fever for 5 days, he has been taken for treatment too and his blood platelet turns down. The medicine was gone, he still had a fever, his body temperature was sometimes up to 40 degrees. The fever goes up and down, once it cools down, the body is like finished bathing. Thank you
Thank you for asking Aldookter.
Need to be clarified, what is the exact platelet level in your child's blood? What are the results of the other examinations? Are there any special treatments that doctors recommend?
Up and down fever accompanied by decreased levels of platelets in the blood in children can be a sign of viral infection. There are various types of viruses that can cause this complaint, one of the most feared is dengue fever (dengue fever). This disease is caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted through the bite of Aedes mosquitoes (especially Aedes aegypti). In addition to fluctuating fever, Dengue fever sufferers will often experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness, headache, pain behind the eyeball, muscle and joint pain, reddish skin rash, or other bleeding symptoms (such as nosebleeds, bleeding gums, bruises, vomiting blood). In addition to dengue, there are also many other viruses that can cause children to have fever and decrease their platelets.
Not only viral infections, conditions like your child may also indicate other causes, such as bacterial infections, immune disorders, malignancies, and so on.
If you already have your child checked by a doctor and given treatment, for example in the form of hospital treatment, of course you can be calmer. With their experience and competence, doctors are often able to monitor when there are signs of danger, and take appropriate action.
However, if you currently treat your child at home, and you find that his condition has not improved, but on the contrary, you better check it back to the doctor or pediatrician to be given the best treatment, yes. Meanwhile, you should not used to panic. Perform the initial steps as follows:
Give the child paracetamol medication according to the doctor's recommended dosage for the fever to decrease. Also give him warm clothes. Remind him to drink a lot, give him healthy, nutritious food, a little, but often and regularly Advise your baby to get plenty of rest, not to overactivate. Avoid giving other drugs carelessly without a doctor's prescription