How To Deal With A 9-year-old Child Who Has A Fever With A History Of Simple Febrile Seizures?
At noon my child is 9 years old and abk, while his body heat, after being given parastamol does not go down, the heat, 38, – 39.1 red lips and seems to want to cough and runny nose, what steps should I take to treatment so that the heat down quickly honestly I was traumatized because of trauma he has a step history, thanks for the answer.
Hello, thanks for asking.
You need to clarify again, how long has the fever occurred, how many times have you given paracetamol, what dose of paracetamol you gave, and how much weight your child has. These things affect your child's illness journey. High fever that occurs suddenly, is generally caused by a virus. Viruses can cause infections of the digestive tract, respiratory tract, or urinary tract. Fever that arises gradually, generally caused by bacteria.
Depending on your child's weight, the dosage of paracetamol should be adjusted. Generally the dose for children is 10 mg x body weight in kg. The dose can be given 3-4 times in 24 hours. Make sure the child has no history of allergies to the drug.
Simple febrile seizures only occur in infants to children aged 6 years. So, children over 6 years old should not be able to have simple febrile seizures. When there is a febrile seizure in children over 6 years old, it enters into complex febrile seizures and is likely related to central nervous system disorders.
Give the child plenty of fluids. Can be in the form of water, ORS, meat or vegetable broth, or fruit juice. It is expected that with lots of drinking, the child will have a lot of urinating and sweating. Body heat will be discharged through urine and sweat. Compress with plain water or warm water (not cold water or alcohol), place it on the forehead, underarms, and groin. Your clothes and clothes shouldn't be too thick. If the fever does not go down, other symptoms appear, or the fever is getting higher, immediately take the child to the doctor.
Hopefully this information can help you. Regards.