Fever Up And Down In Children Accompanied By Red Spots Appear On The Feet And Hands?
, I want to ask my 2-year-old child to catch a cold and yesterday’s fever with a temperature of 38.4, and I will give you the heat tomorrow morning. but this is a hot night again and red spots appear like in a mosquito bite but in the area of the legs and arms, around the stomach and back there is nothing. Is that the effect of fever or why?
Thank you for the question.
Flu and fever are diseases that often occur in children and are usually caused by allergies, upper respiratory tract infections by viruses that usually will heal themselves with treatment at home. However, if the fever is accompanied by red spots or rashes, the mother needs to be more alert because it may not be a trivial thing.
Possible causes of fever with red patches are:
Dengue fever, fever due to dengue virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, can usually be accompanied by bleeding gums or nosebleeds.
Hand and foot mouth disease (HFMD) or singapur flu, is characterized by red spots on the mouth, hands and feet, and usually heals itself for 10 days with home remedies.
Measles, characterized by coughs, colds, and red eyes, as well as spots on the entire body.
Therefore, it is recommended to check the child to a pediatrician so that the doctor can explore further complaints and conduct investigations such as laboratory blood checks to find out the cause of the complaint, and afterwards the doctor can provide appropriate therapy. If the child is unable to eat, drink, or suffocate, the choice of hospitalization can be considered.
In the meantime, suggestions that you can take at home:
Compress the child with warm water.
Continue to reduce fever with over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol.
Inadequate nutritional needs of children, eating and drinking so as not to become dehydrated.
Stay away from children from other people who are suffering from certain diseases.
Hope this helps ..