Handling Fever Up And Down In Children?
.. Yesterday my son had a fever, he went to the clinic, but at night he was like a shock.. Then this morning his body was cold again, not hot anymore, but instead became weak and wanted to sleep.. Thanks
Children who are sick can experience changes in physical form as well as mood and activity that need to be monitored by parents. After taking fever-reducing drugs, the temperature can return to normal and the child can sweat so that his skin feels cooler. If your child seems more lethargic and tends to sleep, although it can be something that is not serious, you should be wary because it could indicate one of the following conditions:
dehydration due to lack of fluid intake or fluid loss from the body in large quantities, for example due to diarrhea or vomiting accompanied by lazy drinking. Other signs of dehydration such as dry lips, when crying loudly, the tears do not come out, the color of the baby's urine looks darker, the eyes look sunken. Lack of energy due to being lazy to eat when sick, for example in children with canker sores, sore throat, swollen tonsils, etc. The critical phase in the dengue hemorrhagic fever cycle is characterized by when accompanied by cases of coughing and colds, nasal congestion so that it is difficult to sleep at night, etc. Further information is needed regarding the course of your child's illness and a more thorough examination, therefore it is better for you to consult directly with the doctor regarding your child's current condition. The doctor may suggest performing additional tests such as a complete blood count.
For now, you can do the following:
Give more fluids and often according to his age. For babies aged less than 6 months, the only best intake is from breast milk, more than 6 months can be given water and of course other complementary foods as a source of energy. Keep food clean, wash your hands before feeding your child. If a recurring fever occurs, take paracetamol/ibuprofen on schedule (or fever medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor) Try to get a good night's sleep You can read related articles to add insight:
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I hope this information is helpful.
Regards, dr. Delvira