How To Overcome Vaginal Discharge In Children Aged 2 Years Accompanied By Fever?
Assalammualaikum, good afternoon .., I want to ask my child last week had a fever but it improved on the 2nd day. Then a few days later the fever again and did not improve … then I went to DSA to check the condition of my child and was declared affected vaginal discharge (there is mucus in the vagina). The DSA advises not to use disposable diapers anymore and is given antibiotics and fever-reducing drugs. what makes me anxious is the fever, in the morning until noon subsided but before evening to night the fever is high again so that at night the baby becomes fussy and has trouble sleeping. Is that a natural thing for babies with vaginal discharge? Is the medicine really not yet reacting? and what should be done if the fever does not improve? Explanation please. thank you
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Leucorrhoea in children often indicates an infection of the reproductive organs, can be due to fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Typically, these infections originate from microorganisms around the anus or outer genitals, which rise up to deeper reproductive organs and then trigger inflammation and leucorrhoea.
Leucorrhoea due to this infection varies in volume, there are many, some are few. Frequently, leucorrhoea due to infection will emit an unpleasant, thick or lumpy aroma, and can even cause the child to feel itchy and irritating irritation. Microorganisms that cause infections in vaginal discharge can also rise to the urinary tract and cause urinary tract infections. It is this urinary tract infection that most often causes children to experience fever up and down to shiver as your child experiences. Not only that, urinary tract infections can also make a child experience plummeting, the urine smells unpleasant and murky, sometimes blood urine can also appear, nausea, vomiting, to impair kidney function in more severe cases.
Various factors can trigger vaginal discharge and urinary tract infections in children, including poor personal hygiene, moist genital conditions (such as the result of diapers that are rarely replaced), lack of fluids, poor immune system, anatomical abnormalities in the urinary tract, to sexual harassment (in rare cases). Other conditions besides infection, for example allergies or infections of substances that contact with genitals as well as the remaining hormonal influence of the mother when in the womb can aggravate vaginal discharge in children. In addition, the fever that your child is experiencing may also arise due to other causes that are not always related to the vaginal discharge, for example dengue fever, typhus, respiratory infections, or infections of other organ systems.
If your child's condition has not improved significantly after undergoing medical treatment, we recommend that you check it back to the doctor or pediatrician. Your doctor may direct your child to undergo further tests, for example blood tests, urine tests, stool tests, x-rays, and so on in order to find out the exact cause of the fever and complaints so far. At home, the following initial steps you should take:
Give your child medicine as prescribed by the doctor
Also give your child more drink
Compress the child's neck and armpits with warm water to reduce the fever
Let the child rest more
Improve the child's personal hygiene and the surrounding environment, including by always bathing him morning and evening, changing his diaper regularly every 4 hours or every wet, not wearing powder or oil carelessly around the child's genitals, and wearing on children's clean clothes
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