Fever Up And Down Accompanied By Cough With Phlegm?
Morning doctor, u003cbr u003I want to ask, my child is 11 months old on the 19th sept. U003cbr u003enah, I have had a fever this week with coughing and runny nose, I have taken it to the pediatrician. take medicine until it runs out but the fever starts again and the cough has not healed well. what should i do doctor? 3 months ago this had happened like a fever fluctuating for almost a month, and I took it to a pulmonary / respiratory specialist thank God my child is healthy, well now the pain is starting again. please answer the doctor, thank you ..
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Fever, coughing, and colds in children are often not dangerous conditions. Usually, this complaint arises due to viral or bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, or it could be due to symptoms of prodromal infection in other organ systems. In addition, coughs and colds can also indicate your child has allergies, airway irritation, aspiration (choking foreign objects into the airway), as well as other airway disorders, such as asthma, bronchitis, bronchhiolitis, and so on.
Provided that it is handled properly, a fever, cough, and runny nose in children will generally recover in 1 to 2 weeks. However, it is not uncommon, if the risk factors are not handled properly, for example if your child is in close contact with other airway infections, if your child is often exposed to allergens continuously, if the cleanliness of the child's residence is not properly maintained, and so on, the condition this can be repeated all the time. It could also, fever, cough, and colds in children who do not heal refers to a weak immune system, such as due to malnutrition, side effects of drugs, or other diseases that suppress the immune system.
Better, if true these complaints do not improve or often repeat for almost a month, check it back to the doctor or pediatrician. Through interviews and thorough physical examinations, or assisted with further examinations, such as blood tests, X-rays, allergy tests, etc., proper treatment can often be given. Not just relying on doctor handling, you should also do the following tips:
Increase the child's endurance, namely by allowing him adequate rest, give him healthy and nutritious breast milk and MPASI
Keep children from smoke, cigarettes, pollution, and other substances that are prone to trigger allergies as well as irritation in the airways (for example cold, pollen, dust mites)
Keep the environment where children live is always clean
Do not use AC or excessive fan
If necessary, use an air humidifier
When a child has a fever, give him paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage to relieve it
Give children more to drink
Do not make it a habit for children to eat and drink cold, oily, deprived, excessive artificial sweets
Do not carelessly give medicines to children without a doctor's prescription
Hope this helps ...