How To Overcome Low Hb In Toddlers?
I want to ask my child about a week of fever but his fever is not regular the day before his normal fever tomorrow is already valid a week later when I go to the doctor for a blood check it turns out that the cause is low Hb only 7.9, how do I deal with it, doctor, thank you
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
How old is your child?
Fever is one of the body's physiological reactions to disease. So that the diagnosis of a fever-causing disease can be established, doctors need clinical information about the history of the disease. Therefore, we need to ask a number of things related to the fever complaint you are conveying. Besides fever, are there any other symptoms that your child is experiencing, for example: coughing, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, red spots on the skin, etc.? Are there many infectious diseases around your family, for example: dengue fever? Does your family live in an area where certain diseases are common, for example: malaria?
In general, there are several possible causes of a fever that lasts for an acute fever (lasting for less than 2 weeks) including:
Systemic infections, for example: dengue fever, malaria, leptospirosis, typhoid fever
Focused organ infections, for example: common cold (colds), pneumonia (lung infections), urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections
Meanwhile, low hemoglobin (Hb) levels are called anemia. Anemia is a condition of the number of red blood cells or oxygen delivery capacity is insufficient physiological needs. In men, anemia is defined as Hb levels <13 g / dL, whereas in women who are not pregnant <12 g / dL. There are many possible diseases that underlie anemia. In general, the causes of anemia can be grouped into 3 groups, namely:
Anemia due to lack of production of red blood cells by the body, for example: iron deficiency anemia, aplastic anemia
Anemia due to bleeding so that the rate of blood loss exceeds the rate of production of red blood cells by the body, for example: anemia in bleeding
Anemia due to abnormalities that cause the destruction of red blood cells is increasing compared to the conditions that should be, for example: hemolytic anemia
Your child's fever symptoms and findings of low Hb levels may be caused by the same disease entity, but they may also be two different conditions that happen to occur simultaneously. Due to the variety of conditions that can underlie the occurrence of fever and anemia, we recommend that your child be consulted directly to the doctor or pediatrician. The doctor needs to evaluate through anamnesis history of the course of the disease, physical examination, and other investigations needed, for example: examination of peripheral blood, indicators of red blood cell characteristics, iron profile, etc. Later, the doctor may give you oral medication according to the underlying disease, or plan an inpatient if there are indications.
At home, patients are also advised to be given balanced nutritious food regularly, drink plenty of water, and get enough rest. To help reduce fever, you can give paracetamol in doses according to the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about fever and anemia.
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