Left Abdominal Pain Accompanied By Fever In Children?
Morning, r nI want some days now, my child has a fever and complains of prut pain, his stomach cramps are congested, he has been treated and the doctor who treated him said he had an intestinal infection, after checking for typhus and no dengue fever, After getting better the normal body temperature the doctor allowed plng, but just 1 day after he was home he complained that his left stomach hurts again and has a fever again ..
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Abdominal pain is a common symptom that often occurs, abdominal pain can indicate certain medical conditions. Some of the symptoms of abdominal pain can be a mild condition, but in some cases abdominal pain can also indicate serious conditions. Therefore, you need to recognize signs of abdominal pain that require immediate treatment.
Your child is likely to have a serious condition if the abdominal pain does not improve within 24 hours or if the pain gets worse. However, according to WHO, abdominal pain that lasts more than 4 hours in children must be considered potentially serious. The following are the causes of stomach pain which can be a serious condition, namely:
Appendicitis or appendicitis
Bowel obstruction or blockage
Urinary tract infection.
Here's an article that you can read next, regarding: Abdominal Pain in Children, When to Worry?
Treating abdominal pain is based on the cause of the abdominal pain, and it will take several assessments and physical examinations as well as additional examinations if needed. the assessment includes the location of the pain, the time it lasts pain, other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever, cough, headache, diarrhea, wind problems and so on. In addition, a direct examination of the abdomen must also be carried out in addition to seeing the location of the pain, the examination can also determine the severity of the pain, and can see any danger signs from the examination.
Therefore, if your child's abdominal pain does not improve, you should return to the pediatrician who has handled your child before. Here are the symptoms to watch out for that you should be aware of:
Abdominal pain doesn't get better within 24 hours, or stomach pain that gets worse within a few hours
Out of breath
Nausea and vomiting continuously
The child cannot eat or drink
Dehydration, which is characterized by dry mouth lips, reduced urination, no tears
The child becomes weak, lethargic, fussy
Cannot pass gas or fart, cannot defecate
If you encounter these symptoms in your child, do not hesitate to immediately take your child to the doctor at the nearest hospital. In order to be given treatment as soon as possible.
Before taking your child to the doctor, and if you can treat the problem at home, here are some things you can do:
Accompany and always monitor the condition of your child
Mild abdominal pain can usually be relieved by rest, increase rest temporarily limit the activity
Eat clean and nutritious food, if you vomit, repeat small feeds, or give soft foods. If you always vomit after every meal, see your doctor immediately. Avoid foods and drinks that are fatty, high in sugar such as fried foods, soda, coffee.
Take any medications that the doctor previously gave you while your child is being treated as directed. Avoid giving pain medication without doctor's recommendation
Give antipyretic drugs such as paracetamol as directed to reduce fever.
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