Overcoming Fever In Babies Who Only Go Down If Taking Medication?
Afternoon, my child is now 9M His immunization has been postponed due to fever. R nWhen the fever went up and down I already took him to the puskesmas 2x after being checked out. His HB was not quite right when he was giving medication every time my child took medicine the heat went down. But the reaction time of the medicine disappeared my child was hot again even more so at night. Now the medicine has run out but the heat hasn’t stopped yet. Where do you deal with that?
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Previous to the problem of child fever, it is very important for you to describe in advance how long the fever lasts and the presence or absence of other symptoms that accompany fever, such as coughing colds, diarrhea, vomiting, ear pain / discharge from the ear, urine that smells, rashes on the skin, etc.
Fever in children can be caused by many possibilities. Anemia or low Hb is actually not a cause of fever, although it can be one of the instructions to find the cause of fever. The following are some of the causes of fever in children:
1. Infection. Infection can be caused by various organisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) and can occur anywhere, such as respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, urinary infections, ear infections, skin infections, infections of the brain or lining of the brain, etc.
2. Non-infectious. The causes of non-infectious fever can vary, including:
inflammatory bowel disease autoimmune diseases (diseases where the body's immune system attacks the body's own cells) cancer (eg leukemia, lymphoma, etc.) side effects of certain drugs immunization side effects To be able to overcome your child's fever, it is necessary to first find out the cause of the fever. Sometimes the cause of a simple fever in children is a viral infection that can heal on its own, so administering a fever medication is enough to overcome a child's fever. But if it has passed from 5-7 days the child's fever does not also improve, it must be suspected of other causes. You should bring your child to the doctor at the puskesmas again or to the pediatrician directly so that you can further evaluate the cause of the fever and provide treatment according to the cause.
For now, you can give fever medicines like paracetamol to your child. The dose of paracetamol can be adjusted to the dosage stated on the package. Let your child sleep more and rest, give more drink (may be breast milk, formula milk, water, fruit juice, etc.), and provide food as much as possible. Further tests are very necessary if the child's fever has occurred more than 5-7 days.
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