Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask about my child’s disease, initially my child had a urinary tract infection and was given cotrimoxazole antibiotics, but why doesn’t the heat go down, sometimes it goes up sometimes goes down, this lasts from Saturday, please explain
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Children are more susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) because their immune systems are still weak. In addition, poor hygiene, insertion of foreign objects into the genitals, not being circumcised (for boys), or even sexual harassment can further increase the risk of developing this UTI. UTIs that occur can be mild, which is limited to the lower urinary tract (bladder or urethra), but can also rise to the ureters and kidneys so that it requires serious treatment.
UTI in children can certainly cause fever. In addition, children can also feel complaints when urinating, namely pain, not smooth, not smelly, urine that smells strong, until it is cloudy or reddish due to blood spots. In more severe conditions, children may experience chills, nausea, vomiting, or various other complaints.
In mild conditions, after receiving treatment, UTI symptoms will improve within 1 to 3 days. Improvement in this condition can be characterized by decreased fever and a pattern of urination that returns to normal.
A fever that your child is currently experiencing can be a normal condition if it occurs in the early days of treatment. However, if the fever does not get better until 3 days after receiving treatment, or your child shows the danger signs of a UTI as mentioned above, then you should check with your doctor again. This condition may indicate that an infection in the urinary tract occurs in the upper urinary tract, or it could be that your child has a secondary infection, either due to viruses or other bacteria. The doctor may give your child further therapy or may also refer your child to a pediatrician for further tests, such as urine tests, ultrasound, blood tests, and so on.
In the meantime, in addition to continuing treatment from a doctor, you should also do the following tips:
Give your child a warm compress on his neck or armpits when his body has a fever Give your child comfortable clothes and absorb sweat Ask your child to rest more Drink lots of water (especially water) Improve personal hygiene, especially around their genitals Hope it helps. .
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah