How To Deal With Fever In Children Aged 2 Years?
Dear doctor, my child is already 3 days away from colds, but this condition is bad, I’m worried, because dy is shivering, my head is hot, my body is warm but my feet and hands are cold, it’s rather difficult to breathe (breathing from the mouth), then like nausea vomiting , my first aid my child covered up to the head (my face is not blanket), what sick my child is a doctor, is it dangerous? Thanks in advance doctor dear
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Fever is a symptom of an inflammation or infection in the body that triggers the release of inflammatory substances so that one of them triggers an increase in body temperature. Fever in children can be caused by various things some of which may be the cause is
Respiratory infections will usually be accompanied by conditions of cough, runny nose, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath. Usually the sound of breath will look like grok grok or wheezing
Gastrointestinal infections are usually accompanied by abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, nausea and vomiting. Usually the child can be accompanied by signs of dehydration such as fuss, look thirsty, cowboy eyes
Viral infections of the blood such as dengue fever or chikunguya. This is usually accompanied by symptoms appearing spots on the skin, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, and can be with pain in the muscle area.
Skin infection is a condition where inflammation occurs at the bottom of the skin, usually a lump that looks red, feels painful.
Fever if it has been 3 days and does not improve should be checked by a doctor so that it can be further examined physically or blood tests so that the cause can be determined and treated according to the cause.
However, if it has not been 3 days but the child appears to have a very high fever of more than 40 degrees, the child appears weak or unresponsive, rapid breathing, nasal lobes appear to be flaky, the eyes of a cowong should be immediately taken to the nearest hospital so that they can be treated immediately.
Some things to help relieve fever are
Adequate and nutritious nutrition
Increase the liquid
Compress the child with warm water
Provision of heat-lowering drugs in children in the form of paracetamol and ibuprofen should be consulted by a doctor because the child's dose is according to body weight.
That's the thing we can say. May be useful. Thank you