How To Reduce Baby Fever And Shortness Of Breath?
Hello..I am Adela from Ngawi..I am asking … what is the reaction of the child if he is allergic to the drug … because yesterday my child is GPP … his condition is healthy … hbis drinking breast milk is immediately hot … his breath is short and like shivering Is that so? I checked it at the puskesmas … but the medicine doesn’t affect it ….. what’s the solution
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Chills in babies usually indicate a high fever. Fever (body heat) can occur for various reasons, but the most common is infection, such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, dengue fever, typhoid fever, and so on. This infection will trigger the body's natural response in producing chemical mediators that play an important role in modulating inflammation. As a result, the body's metabolism will increase. This is what makes body temperature increase too. Not only that, this increase in body metabolism also increases breathing activity (this condition can make the baby appear to breathe shorter and faster), the heart rate is faster and stronger, sweat production increases, babies often become more fussy and have trouble sleeping. Apart from being a result of an increase in the body's metabolism due to the infection, it could also be that the shortness of breath that your baby experiences indicates that the infection originates from the respiratory tract, for example pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchhiolitis, and so on.
Apart from infection, fever in babies can also occur due to side effects of immunization, exposure to excessive heat, or other inflammation. Distinguishing each of these possibilities requires a doctor to do an in-depth interview, a thorough physical examination, or also be assisted by several supporting tests, for example laboratory tests, X-rays, and so on.
Therefore, if you have had your baby checked by a doctor before but there has been no significant improvement after 1 to 3 days of taking the drug, you should check it again with a doctor or pediatrician. With a deeper examination, of course the possible causes of the complaint can be. well identified by doctors and given appropriate treatment.
At this time, in order for your child to improve, here are the steps we recommend:
Breastfeed your baby more frequently
Increase physical contact with babies (skin to skin)
If the baby is more than 6 months old, also give him lots of drinking water and healthy and nutritious solid foods
Give baby clothes that are comfortable, loose, absorb sweat
Apply warm water to the baby's neck, armpits, and / or groin so that the fever subsides
Do not give any additional drugs to babies (except those prescribed directly by the doctor)
Hope it helps ..