How To Deal With Coughs, Colds And Fever In Children Aged 4 Years?
Good morning, my doctor, the mother of a 4y 5m child, currently my child is experiencing fever, coughing, colds, the fever has dropped the cough only occasionally, but it looks like the cold is still there, went to the doctor and was prescribed yellow hufagrip and vitamin C which I want to ask if the heat has gone down, will the medicine be given again or not? because Tuesday morning the heat went down I did not give the medicine but around 3 pm the body temperature rose again I gave the medicine again, actually at night the heat went down but I still gave it because I was afraid the temperature was naughty again. I asked why when I didn’t give the medicine, the temperature was even better, how can I keep the temperature from rising again, please answer because I am very worried about this condition, thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A fever that occurs in a person is actually a sign that their immune system is working. Fever is a condition when the body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius and according to research, at this temperature, the activity of viruses and bacteria decreases, even death. So indeed with fever, it is actually a sign of infection in a person's body. However, fever is not a pleasant condition, therefore fever is often given while also providing other drugs to help the body's immune system to fight infection. For fever medicine, it is usually given only if necessary or if it is feverish.
Regarding your question, as we have previously stated, if your child has a fever again even though he has been given fever-reducing drugs, then it could be because the infection has not been completed. And if the infection is caused by bacteria, your child may need antibiotics. Our advice, if your child has had a fever for more than 3 days, check with the pediatrician for a physical examination and blood test to see possible diseases, such as sore throat, dengue fever, urinary tract infection or the like. This examination is important to be more specific about your child's handling.
Meanwhile, what you can do at home is to warm your child, make sure he drinks lots of water, is kept away from sick people, cigarette smoke, dust and pollution, and maintains his nutritional intake. We wish your child a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.