Overcoming Fever Due To Sore Throat In Children Aged 20 Years?
afternoon, I have a 20 month old son. He has a fever since Monday night last week, after 3 days the fever was hard to come down (I gave paracetamol but the fever didn’t go down in the 38.3° range) I went to the doctor and was given ibuprofen and cough medicine for the common cold (even though there were no symptoms of cough and cold at all) so I only drink it 2 times for cough and cold medicine. Until Friday, still still feverish, I went back to the doctor and asked for a blood test and the lab results showed 13,000 leukocytes. The doctor said it was positive for a bacterial infection due to strep throat, so he was prescribed antibiotics and paracetamol. Until today, there are only 2 antibiotics left to take but my child’s fever is still around 38-38.3°, but I haven’t given paracetamol anymore.rnWhat I want to ask is is this condition normal? How long will the fever last like this? When will his body temperature return to normal? Is it after the antibiotics run out? If after it’s finished, the fever still persists, does my child suffer from pain? Explanation please. Thank you in advance.
Fever is a common symptom in many types of diseases. Sore throat itself can be caused by various causes ranging from irritation, viruses to bacteria. In handling, giving fever-reducing drugs is one option in reducing fever symptoms. But the most important thing is to eliminate the cause where your doctor gives antibiotics because the cause of your child's fever and inflammation is bacteria.
However, even though the drug has been given, there are still many factors that influence whether the disease can be cured or not. Such as whether the way to take medicine is correct, has it reduced the risk of re-infection such as washing hands before eating and drinking, avoiding spicy consumption, ice and unhygienic food, lack of rest, lack of nutrition in terms of eating or drinking and others.
In addition, it is necessary to re-evaluate your child's condition. It could be that the inflammation experienced by your child has improved, but it turns out that he has other illness conditions such as dengue fever or typhoid fever which may not cause inflammation of the throat, but can cause a fever that does not go down even with the consumption of fever reducers.
It's a good idea to bring your child back for control to your doctor for an evaluation. It could be that the doctor will perform additional examinations such as blood tests, urine tests, x-rays and others as needed. And it could be that the doctor will suggest hospitalization for more intensive care.
I hope this helps.