Overcoming Fever Accompanied By Cough In Children Aged 3 Years?
Good night, my child aged 3 years and 8 months of fever from Wednesday, Thursday I brought to DSA with complaints of high fever accompanied by coughing and a little cold. Physical examination has been carried out and there is no inflammation. DSA recommends that on Saturday (day 4) still fever is asked to check blood. But what happened after being given antibiotics, Paracetamol and concoction drugs for cough and cold fever had dropped and on Saturday the temperature was normal the child was back cheerful and playing outside the home. But on Sunday the body began to warm again, I checked the temperature of 37.6 C and coughed more often. While the antibiotic drug has run out, but I still drink Paracetamol and cough medicine but cough medicine like it does not have a significant impact. Please advise
Good morning, thanks for the question
If you have previously received treatment but the symptoms tend to persist, you should do control again with the treating doctor. Complaints of persistent cough should be suspected due to an infection in the lungs or some form of allergic reaction to the airways. Possible causes need to be ascertained through physical examination and also appropriate supporting examinations, such as blood tests or chest X-rays.
Beware of signs of danger in coughing cold children who need immediate treatment in the emergency department, including:
1. Lips and fingertips appear blue
2. Fast breathing
3. Do not want to eat and drink
5. Cough more than 3 weeks
6. Child looks weak
That's all, hope you can help.