Fever In Toddlers?

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Good morning doctor, please provide information, my son is a 16-month-old boy, in this month he has a fever several times, but fever is only 1-2 days, then the temperature is normal. Lapse of 1 week, fever again, only 1-2 days, then the normal temperature and so on. No diarrhea, no nausea, vomiting. not weak, no change in behavior, the child still wants to eat and drink. His fever sometimes only occurs at night until his sleep becomes disturbed. Every fever I give Sanmol drop but when the effects of the drug are gone, the fever reappears. I am worried about my child’s condition. Please answer yes. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Jihan,

Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, what is your baby's body temperature when the fever?

In the medical realm, a person is said to have a fever if his body temperature rises more than 37.5 degrees Celsius. If you have never checked your baby's body temperature, and only groped that his body is warm, it is not certain whether your baby has a fever or not.

If it is true that your baby's body temperature is more than the normal value, then if this condition is often repeated, the cause can be due to:

 Infections, for example airway infections, ear infections, digestive infections, and other organ systems Exposure to too hot ambient temperature Immune disorders Hormone disorders Malignancy Heart problems, etc. You should go to your baby directly to see a doctor or pediatrician to be clear as to what handling must be done related to the condition. If necessary, the doctor will be able to direct your baby to undergo blood, urine, or other supporting tests so that the diagnosis of the disease can be correctly established.

At this time, do not you just carelessly give your baby medicine. Better, when a fever, you compress the neck and armpits with warm water. Also give him clothes that warm and absorb sweat. Increase physical contact with your baby. Give him also a lot of breast milk and water. Do not forget, keep the environment around the baby so that it is always clean and away from others who have infectious diseases.

Hope this helps ...

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