My Child Has 1 More Week Of Fever Every Night?
my child is 4.1 years old my child has a fever 37.5 every night for more than 1 week. my legs, hands, neck, eye area feels hot and it is difficult to sleep. is a fever dangerous?
Thank you for the question.
In its time, fever was a form of the body's defense against infection or in response to dehydration. Fever itself is defined as an increase in the body of the body to more than 37.5 degrees Celsius. There are so many medical conditions that can cause fever, and it depends on the symptoms of each.
Fever more than one week accompanied by cough can be caused by:
Typhoid fever. Dengue fever. Influenza. Common cold. Bronchopneumonia. Tuberculosis. The following things your child can do to reduce fever in children:
Take heat-lowering drugs such as paracetamol, which is taken every 6-8 hours. Compress the forehead with warm water. Sufficient nutrition and drinking water 2-3 liters per day. Take a multivitamin supplement to increase endurance. Wash your hands properly and correctly. If the high fever is more than 38 degrees Celsius, the child will not want to eat limp and appears inactive, the child does not urinate more than 8 hours, appear seizures, decreased consciousness, and shortness of breath, contact your doctor immediately. The doctor will evaluate further complaints, conduct physical examinations, and supporting examinations such as blood checks or chest X-ray so that the doctor will provide treatment in accordance with the child's condition.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.