Is It Necessary To Check The Blood Again When You Have A Fever Up And Down Never Healed?
Hello wr wbDok, my 3-year-old toddler has a fever, on the 2nd day I took my child to the hospital because he almost had a seizure, and the child was weak. After all, I didn’t check the blood results normally, there were no typhoid or DHF. I was invited home and only given Paracetamol syruf, but was ordered to control after 4 days, after returning home from the hospital 2 days later the heat subsided, but began to appear cold coughs, then on the third day the fever returned and tended to be consistent, although after administering the fever medication but it didn’t go down, I finally decided to take my child to the doctor hoping for a suitable medicine, thank God the medicine was good after taking the hot medication to subside, but a few hours later the fever appeared again and kept going up and down. just warm, normal. Ooi, the doctor also suggested that after the administration of hot medicine never healed, I had to re-check my blood. Now I’m confused, Is a repeat check really necessary? !! remember my child also his condition is not too worrying. thanks for your attention u0026amp; time
Hello Lilis, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Responding to the story you are telling, it is true that your child's condition is improving, but as a parent you must remain vigilant but don't panic. The thing to watch out for is a decrease in the child's condition, such as the child becoming very weak, often drowsy, decreased consciousness, the child does not want to eat / drink, excessive nausea, vomiting, excessive diarrhea, etc. Although the fever has gone down, you should immediately bring your child back to the hospital if the situation occurs. Because fever is not the only standard medical disorder. However, if your child is now in a normal condition, activities are back, eating and drinking smoothly, the fever starts to disappear, you can be a little relieved, but still have to be vigilant if the complaints are burdensome at times. Responding to the doctor's previous message to re-check if the fever is still fever, it is based on the doctor's suspicion of an infection such as thyfoid, dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever because in some of these illnesses the fever rises and falls as though the disease is still there.
Right now what you can do is:
Do not panic. Inadequate your child's daily nutritional needs, especially the fluids. Because when fever increases the body's metabolism. Help compress with warm water on the child's armpits, if the fever is too high. When the child has a fever, be aware of febrile seizures because the age of the child is still <5 years. Take medications that are recommended by your doctor. Rest the child sufficiently by limiting temporary activities. That's all my answer, Thank you :)