Itching On The Child’s Body Until Swollen Accompanied By A Fevered Body?
Hello dokI want tan, my child is 1 year 1 week 4 days, my child is bitten by mosquitoes and body ants itching itching until it is swollen and he is hot 38.4.Sdh 2 times like thisI ask for information, methods of treatment and what should I makeMust I took him to the puskesmas or pediatrician. Thanks to the doctor.
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Fever is the body's response to the process of inflammation, infection, or impaired bodily functions that cause a rise in a child's body temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius. Because fever is a common complaint of a process from the body, then complaints of fever in children can be accompanied by various types of complaints such as flu, cough, sore throat, decreased appetite, itching, diarrhea or vomiting depending on the cause of the complaint felt by the patient.
When a child's fever complaints are accompanied by itching, then this condition can be caused by several triggers, such as:
Viral infections, such as measles, chicken pox
Because children cannot provide information on complaints of itching properly, it is necessary to do a direct examination by a pediatrician or dermatologist regarding the itching and fever felt.
In connection with your question, there are complaints of fever and itching that occur after your child is bitten by an insect with the accompanying bumps, this may be the body's response to the inflammatory process that your child feels. The presence of itching complaints that interfere with these bumps is an illustration of an inflammatory process that stimulates an increase in your child's body temperature, however, usually this fever complaint does not last long, can improve after 1 to 2 days later. Giving lotion powder with calamine and paracetamol content according to the instructions in the package is expected to help restore this complaint.
Other conditions such as itching accompanied by strep throat or flu can also cause fever in children. However, all of this is indeed needed a direct examination by a pediatrician or dermatologist, especially if during the next day complaints of fever are still felt; thus, complaints of itching and fever can be seen directly by the doctor and can be ascertained the cause. Treatment and care will be given by a doctor to help with recovery.
Henceforth, you should be able to evaluate the origin of these insect and mosquito bites. So you can take appropriate precautions to prevent the recurrence of this complaint. Evaluate the child's playground, evaluate the times at risk and use protection for your child such as a mosquito net while the child is sleeping.
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