Hot Child 3 Days Did Not Go Down?
I want to ask, my child is 6 years old, it hasn’t been hot for 3 days. and for 3 days it had been taking medicine from a doctor but there was no change. Please help.
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Fever is the body's reaction to fight germs. Fever is often caused by viral, bacterial, fungal or other parasitic infections. Fever is a condition that is actually good and is protective for the body, because when the fever is the immune system is in the process of getting rid of germs in the body.
If a child has a high fever without other symptoms, you should not feel worried or panicked first. Measure the child's body temperature in the armpit area with a body temperature thermometer. Not recommended for measuring body temperature by hand, because the hand is not a good temperature measurement tool. In addition, heat in children is often subjective by parents and caregivers. Therefore an objective check with a body temperature thermometer is needed. The body is said to have a fever if the body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius. A sudden high fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius) is often caused by a viral infection that will decrease by itself as the body's immune system increases.
To find out the cause of fever, information related to the pattern of fever is needed, namely whether a sudden high fever or not, fever often appears in the morning or evening, whether accompanied by signs of bleeding such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums, joint pain, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, difficulty eating, coughing, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, etc.
In addition, a direct physical examination also needs to be done as well as supporting tests with a blood laboratory to find out indications of infection in the body. Viral infections such as measles, dengue fever, dengue fever can trigger fever on the first day of a sudden high and occur continuously. Dengue fever has a fever pattern like a horseshoe, suddenly high on the first to third day, or until the fifth day and then down on the 6th day and then up again. Dengue fever must be evaluated by a blood test. While typoid fever occurs if the fever is experienced for a minimum of 7 days. Generally, fever does not appear with a high temperature at first, and is accompanied by symptoms of other digestive disorders. Leptospirosis can cause fever accompanied by pain in the legs and red eyes.
Dehydration can also trigger a fever in children. In boys, especially those who have not been circumcised, urinary tract infections can also trigger fever.
If a child has a fever, some things parents can do include:
Do not panic and immediately measure the temperature Give warm water compresses to the folds of the skin such as neck and armpits Give children comfortable clothes, not too thick and thin Give blankets to children who are not too thick Give more fluid, because fever can cause more fluid loss than usually Give foods that contain balanced nutrition. No need to be forced if the child has no appetite. It is recommended in small portions but often Give time to rest for children Fever children can be bathed. Warm baths can replace the function of compresses and stimulate a decrease in body temperature. Give Paracetamol so the child feels comfortable. Consult a pediatrician if the fever does not decrease or does not show signs of improvement on day 4 or 5 of fever. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps