Fever In Infants Aged 7 Months?
Morning … I’m confused, I have had 3 days of fever but he didn’t have a cold. . I have also given paracetamol specifically for babies from the Puskesmas but until today the fever hasn’t disappeared, so what do I have to do, what is the cause of fever?
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Fever is not a disease but a symptom that shows the body is fighting infection from germs. Fever is often experienced by children and sometimes it is not serious. But fever can be dangerous if it is accompanied by complications.
Below are the causes of fever in children from mild to dangerous:
Respiratory tract infections Ear infections Tonsillitis Immunization side effects Sinusitis Roseola virus Diarrhea due to contaminated food (gastroentritis) Kidney infection Whooping cough typhoid dysentery Chicken pox Dengue fever Malaria Urinary tract infection Pneumonia Meningitis etc. Fever should be watched out if accompanied by symptoms;
- the child becomes weak and feels like going to sleep
- have symptoms of dehydration such as sunken crown, sunken eyes, rarely urinating, crying not crying
- throw up
- the child looks pale or blue
- have a seizure
- continuous diarrhea
- high fever with rash, etc.
If your child is 0-6 months old with a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or more, you should immediately take it to the doctor for examination. For children over 6 months, it is best to take them to the doctor if they have had a fever for more than 24 hours. Your child will be subjected to a physical examination by a doctor and blood tests to determine the cause of fever.
Things you can do at home;
- make sure they drink more or are breastfed more often
- fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol can be given according to instructions and dosage
- use thin clothes to get body heat out
- always check the child's body regularly using a thermometer
- compress the child's body
This is the information that can be conveyed, thank you, and hope it helps.