Heat In Children, But Cold Hands And Feet?
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Fever in children can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous. Often times, fever in children occurs due to infection, either due to viruses or bacteria. One type of infection that is often characterized by high fluctuating fever as what your child has is Dengue fever, also known as dengue fever.
Dengue fever occurs due to infection with the Dengue virus, which is a virus that is widely found in tropical countries, including Indonesia. This virus can be transmitted through the comfortable bite of Aedes, especially Aedes aegypti. Symptoms, in addition to fever, also cause the sufferer to experience headaches, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, the appearance of spots or reddish skin rashes, as well as various other bleeding symptoms, such as nosebleeds, vomiting blood, bruises, and so on. If it is late in receiving treatment, dengue fever can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as shock (shock) or even death.
Not only dengue fever, it can also be fever like what your child has experienced due to other infections, such as urinary tract infections, typhoid fever (typhoid), malaria, ARI (acute respiratory infection), meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) , hepatitis (liver parenchymal infection), and so on. It could also, in addition to infection, your child's fever appears due to immunization side effects, drug side effects, blood cancer (leukemia), or other diseases. The distribution of a particular fever, for example, it is hotter in the head, neck, hands and body than in other areas of the body, does not specifically refer to certain disease characteristics.
Our advice is that you get your child checked again by a doctor or pediatrician. In the case of a fever that does not go away within 3 days, the doctor will generally recommend a blood test. In addition, other tests can also be done, such as urine tests, X-rays, or other supporting tests according to the clinical symptoms that appear.
In the meantime, the steps you should take are:
Give your child the drug paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dose
Compress your child's armpits and neck with warm water so that the fever goes down faster
Give the child clothes that absorb sweat to feel comfortable
Let the child rest a lot
Give the child plenty to drink
Also give children small meals but often
Make sure you only give your child hygienic food and drink
Keep children away from adults who are contagious
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah