How To Reduce Fever In Children Aged 1 Year?
My child has a high fever of 39.5C starting from the morning, I have given the drug paracetamol syrup per 4 hours …, the fever is still truncated but will return to 39.5C until it is still hot … the effect is a little to reduce the heat … The question is what action we should take to reduce the heat … before we take it to the hospital? Thank the doctor
Thank you for the question.
High fever in infants can be a variety of possible causes. Most often, this high fever occurs due to a viral or bacterial infection. Various types of infections can cause high fever, such as ARI (acute respiratory infection), ear infections, dengue fever, measles, urinary tract infections, digestive infections, and so on. Often, fever due to infection does not appear on its own, but is also accompanied by a variety of other complaints depending on the type of infection.
Apart from infections, high fever in infants may also be caused by side effects of immunization, exposure to extreme environmental temperatures, inflammation disorders, thyroid gland disorders, immune disorders, and so on.
If it is true that the fever has only lasted for 1 day, without being accompanied by other more severe complaints, such as convulsions, stiff necking, vomiting, skin rashes, bowel obstruction, bleeding disorders, etc., you should not panic first. Give your baby first paracetamol while doing the following steps:
Breastfeed babies more often
Give him also drink more water, eat MPASI which is easily digested, little by little but often
Increase skin to skin physical contact with the baby
Compress the baby's neck, groin, and armpits with warm water
Give baby clothes that warm and absorb sweat
Wash the baby with warm water
Keep the environment around the baby to keep it clean and well circulated
If within 3 days the fever does not go away, or if other complaints arise that are more severe as mentioned above, you should check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be given the right treatment according to the cause of the complaint. Blood, urine, or other supporting tests doctors can also do if you suspect a more serious condition.
I hope this helps.