Fever When Teething In A Child?
My child is teething, but the fever does not go down after being given a lowering medication? What should I do?
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In some children indeed during tooth growth can take place accompanied by fever (body temperature reaches 38 degrees celius or more when measured with a thermometer) due to an inflammatory process during the growth.
However, fever can also be caused by a variety of other possibilities even though your child is experiencing tooth growth such as the flu, ARI, inflammation of the throat, dengue fever, typhus, urinary tract infections, or gastrointestinal infections.
Due to the possibility of the causes are very broad and can only be distinguished at least after 3 days, so if the fever is still on days 1-2, it is advisable to continue to provide heat-lowering drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen in accordance with the dosage according to those listed on the packaging routinely while being helped by avoiding wearing thick clothes on your child, covering with a thick blanket and doing a cold compress on the forehead, armpits and also the groin.
If the fever persists on day 3 it is highly recommended to have your child consulted by a doctor to evaluate whether the fever is due to a tooth growth or due to other conditions. It is also very likely that your child will be advised to undergo certain examinations, inpatient recommended or recommended to consult further with certain specialist doctors to ensure your child gets optimal treatment.
If other complaints arise before day 3 such as seizures, severe vomiting, persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, children tend to sleep or do not want to eat / drink at all, it is advisable to immediately bring your child to the hospital emergency room to get help immediately.
I hope this helps.