How To Handle A 1-year-old Baby With High Fever At Night?
I want to ask my son, he has a high fever and looks very weak, but if during the day his temperature drops, he is weak. In the evening the heat was high up to 39C and he always stuck his tongue out, every time he was given milk he didn’t want to. In paracetamol he always throws up the medicine.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fever is a symptom that is not specific to a particular disease. Various kinds of infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi can cause fever and even thyroid hormone disorders can also cause these symptoms. Especially with the condition of your child who is still 1 year old, his immune system is still weak and does not 'recognize' many bacteria and diseases so that fever at this age is actually quite common.
The most important concern for children who have a fever is its potential for seizures and dehydration or lack of fluids. Our advice, you should immediately take your child to the pediatrician to be examined and carried out an important history to excavate possible conditions, such as any coughing, diarrhea, how is the vaccine history, is there a rash, how is the body weight and development so far and so forth. From all these examinations, then the best treatment for your child can be determined.
Meanwhile, compress his forehead with a warm compress, and because he is also 1 year old, his nutrition is not only obtained from breast milk. If he refuses breast milk, try to give something else like baby porridge or water. So, hopefully answering your question.