How To Deal With Fever In Children Aged 5 Years?
Hello, I want to ask my son Uudia for 4.5 years and have fever for 4 days to 39.5 ° after the lab check is normal and hospitalization for 3 days looks better, the next day my child has another fever but only 38 ° and cough colds sneezing even coughing up vomiting mucus but it’s still white, I have consulted with Dr. he said just continue on the medicine but I’m confused as a parent would be worried that his child has a continuing fever ,, please thank you for the solution
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Fever is a condition of rising body temperature that can occur due to various causes, such as infections from various viruses, infections from various bacteria, fungi, and in a small number of cases, can occur due to high levels of thyroid hormones or disorders of the brain.
In the case of your child, it is natural that fever on days 3-4 still shows normal results. This is because at this time the body has not yet elicited a reaction that can be judged as typically indicating a certain disease. If you check on days 5-7, maybe the results will be different. In addition, it could be that the checks carried out on your child are still incomplete, because there are various kinds of lab checks, there are blood checks, urine checks, typhus checks, malaria checks and so on, all of which are not routinely done at one time. Your child may have a new blood test, where the focus of the disease is on the urine test, for example in the form of urinary tract infections, or on typhus checks, which results can only be positive around day 7 of fever.
So our advice to you, you should remain patient and still obey the doctor's advice because maybe your child's body still needs time to recover. If you are still unsure of the results of the previous examination, you have the right to take your child to another pediatrician to get a second opinion. But if this second doctor also says the same thing, then that means that it really is and you have to obey it. Apart from that you also have to understand the importance of control and evaluation. If the medication given to your child has run out and the complaint does not improve, immediately take your child back to the doctor for a more complete re-examination. The handling will also be adjusted to the condition of your child at that time.
Meanwhile, compress your child's forehead with a warm compress, keep him away from sick people, dust, cigarette smoke and ask him to rest at home first and not be taken anywhere. Meet the nutritional needs and fluids, and ask him to eat foods and warm drinks little by little. So, hopefully answering your question.