Fever In Infants Aged 10 Months?
Good evening doctor, Saturday night from 22:00 to 00:30 my child is 10 months old his head and palm are warm, but the body temperature is still normal from 36.7 to 37.2 ‘. At 01:00 it jumped to 38.3 ‘0.6 ml of paracetamol was raised according to the packaging instructions, because I never went down to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, it had a fever for only a few hours but we as new parents did panic, so we consulted a doctor take care of igd, doctor igd info continue with the drug paracetamol and be given vitamins and the doctor said it was like a virus, so an introduction to DR laboratory check if 3 days of fever with DHF susp dx, after returning from igd and taking paracetamol every 4 hours after measuring temperature, Sunday hour 16:00 my child’s fever subsided until tonight I am not monitoring fever, what I want to ask is safe? Is it really just an ordinary virus or DHF symptoms? I’m just afraid that the platelets will suddenly go down because he doesn’t have a fever? But considering DHF can be detected 2-7 days of fever? Should I check the lab or not? Thank you very much
Hello Putri, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Regarding the story you tell, you look very panicked at all the complaints that your child experiences. The panic will only cause harm to you and your family. The decision of the doctor who treats you is very appropriate, because most infections, both viral and bacterial, can be detected for at least 3 days of fever. If you still insist on wanting to do a blood check at this time or during a fever one day, I do not forbid but I also do not recommend. The results are usually still normal, and it will actually reduce the vigilance of parents.
Questions about DHF or dengue fever are caused by dengue virus transmitted by the Aedes aegepti mosquito that bites humans. Regarding other viral infections are very many types and most will heal by itself, as well as dengue fever itself. The symptoms your child has are just a fever, and there are no specific symptoms of a virus infection, so it can't be concluded at this time. DHF does have its own cycle, and the worrying cycle is the critical phase that occurs on days 4 - 6 of fever. Whereas your child has only 1 day fever. The decrease in platelets in DHF has not been seen so significantly in day 1 fever.
At this time you should be aware, and do is:
Evaluate your child, as long as your child is still active, suckling, or eating well you don't need to worry. Fever evaluation, if the fever is above 38.5'C you should be aware of any febrile seizures considering that your child is still <5 years old. Learn the characteristics of seizures in children. If you have a seizure immediately, bring it to the hospital. Evaluate other complaints that may arise such as bowel movements, vomiting, etc. Increase your fluid intake, considering that there is a possibility of DHF here. Re-check your child if the fever persists until day 3. Blood checks can be done in accordance with the advice of a doctor who checks you directly. That's all my answer, thank you very much :)