Infants Aged 5 Months Have An Infection But Until The Drug Runs Out Shows Improvement?
Good night. My child is 5 months old, coughing has been 20 days and the heat keeps fluctuating. I have been treated twice and finally have a blood test, and the results are low HB, low HT, low RBC, platelets and high leukocytes. the antibiotics were given away and told to finish it. After the antibiotics ran out, but my child is still not recovered, does my child have to have another blood test or what? Thank you.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
If you have previously examined your child by a doctor and it is said that your child has an infection, but even when the medication runs out the symptoms have not shown improvement, we recommend that you bring your child back to the doctor or pediatrician. The doctor will perform anamnesis and physical examination to evaluate the development of your child's condition after treatment. If an indication is found, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination, such as sputum examination, blood, chest x-ray, etc. You should make a visit to the doctor first before deciding to conduct a supplementary examination so that the investigations carried out are really appropriate according to the diagnostic and / or therapeutic needs of your child's condition. Later, the doctor may make adjustments to the type and / or dose of the drug given.
As a suggestion, you are advised to continue to provide exclusive breastfeeding for your children who are 5 months old according to the child's wishes (on demand), or at least every 2 hours. It is also recommended to minimize the contact of children with cigarette smoke, dust, and other people who have symptoms similar to your child. Do not delay taking your child to the doctor if the cough is accompanied by blood, shortness of breath, weight loss or weight of the child that does not increase with age. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.