How To Deal With Fever In Children 1.5 Years
Tonight, my 1.5 year old child suddenly had a high fever. Eating and drinking are still normal, what should I do besides giving a fever-lowering medicine.
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High fever in children can indeed make parents worry, normally a person's body temperature is 36.6 - 37.5 degrees Celsius, when the body temperature is more than 38 degrees Celsius. Causes of children experiencing fever include:
- Infection = infection due to bacteria and viruses can cause complaints such as fever, because fever is a sign that the body is fighting the infection. Some diseases that can cause fever such as upper respiratory tract infections, flu, ear infections, tonsillitis, chicken pox and cough.
- Immunization effect = fever after immunization can usually occur, but the fever that occurs is still relatively mild
Some things you can do to deal with high fever in children is by still meeting the fluid needs of children, if the child is still given breast milk, give plenty of milk. Because fever can cause a person to become dehydrated. Compress the child with a small towel soaked in warm water. Get plenty of rest, take fever-lowering medication in accordance with the instructions listed on the package or according to the doctor's instructions. You should always measure your child's temperature by using a thermometer to be more certain. If the fever does not go away even when given a fever-lowering medication, the child does not want to eat should immediately see a doctor.
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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