Head And Neck Pain In Children Aged 4 Years?
Greetings doctor, My first child is 4.5 years old, female, often complains of headaches. Also feels pain and discomfort in the neck area. This has been going on for about 1 year. Sometimes she also has nosebleeds. But not often. More or less in a month 2-3 times. Currently in this week he has a fever that disappeared. Fever if given paracetamol will disappear but the next day or the afternoon appears again. Fever is more common in the afternoon, evening until morning. What is the doctor’s advice regarding my child’s problems? Thank you very much.
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For complaints of headaches since the last 1 year, accompanied by fever 1 week ago, this nosebleed can be caused by many things.
Long-standing headaches in children are accompanied by spraying vomiting, weakness of one side of the body, talking pelo, mouth mendong? If so, immediately take it to the emergency room because there may be emergency signs that must be addressed. For fever since 1 week, accompanied by nosebleeds, fever is higher at night, the cause can be due to several things, can be due to dengue fever, typhoid fever (typhus) or fever due to dehydration.
Dengue fever is usually characterized by fever up and down, when the fever is immediately high temperature up to 39-40 degrees, accompanied by joint pain, pain behind the eyeball, headache and there are bleeding signs such as nosebleeds, bleeding gums, red spots, red spots, black bowels and etc. Usually in laboratory tests, there will be a decrease in the value of blood platelets (platelets) below 100,000, an increase in hematocrit (blood concentration in the body).
Typhoid fever (typhus) usually fever lasts up to more than 5 days, the day the temperature rises, the fever is higher in the afternoon until the evening, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea or difficult bowel movements. On laboratory tests of blood, usually the results of typhoid germs will increase in the blood.
Fever due to dehydration, characterized by fever due to lack of fluid intake from drinking, and a lot of activity or there is an underlying disease such as diarrhea, vomiting that takes place with high frequency every day.
To distinguish the cause of the disease, the mother should bring her child to be examined further by a pediatrician to do blood checking or other more complete examinations, so they can get the right treatment.
Mothers should know the signs of danger from their child's illness, such as signs of dehydration, dry lips, sunken eyes, tears do not come out anymore, decreased urinating, weak children or children always look thirsty, or there are obvious signs of bleeding such as nosebleeds, bleeding gums and others others should immediately be taken to the emergency room.
Things to do at home:
-Give children to drink a lot of at least 2L per day
-Provided formula milk and adequate nutrition, healthy and nutritious
- Maintain personal hygiene, children and the environment to avoid the source of the disease
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