How To Deal With High Fever In Infants Aged 8 Months?
Asslamualaikum. I want to ask .. in the afternoon I went to the clinic to bring my child who was 8 months old … the condition of my child was accompanied by a cough, after the doctor’s examination. Then dkter order to take medication and don’t forget to compress it. The heat of my child is 37 degrees Celsius. And now there hasn’t been any change, though I have taken the clinic. Even now it’s still hot and the temperature of the oanas has turned into 39 centigrade … what should I do ?? Thank you before asslamualaikum
Fever in infants is a very common problem. Generally, fever is caused by bacterial or viral infections, which are obtained from people and the environment. Fever that is high in nature is sudden and is difficult to reduce despite taking a fever-lowering drug, generally caused by a viral infection. Infection can occur in the respiratory tract, digestive tract, or other body parts. During the course of the disease continues, the fever will continue to rise and fall.
Keep giving fever-lowering medication as directed by your doctor. Do not give medicines other than those prescribed by the doctor. Compress the baby with warm water or room temperature water, place the compress on the forehead, underarms, and groin. Give the baby a drink as much as possible, to help lower body temperature. Give comfortable clothes and do not wrap the baby in a thick cloth or blanket. Set the room temperature as comfortable as possible.
If there is a febrile seizure, do not give food or drink to the baby during the seizure. Tilt the baby's body to the left. If the baby vomits, immediately vomit from the mouth immediately. Immediately take the baby to the nearest emergency room. The doctor will check the baby's condition, whether the baby needs to be hospitalized or not.
Thus a brief explanation from me. May your baby recover soon. Regards.