Overcoming Fever In Infants Aged 2 Weeks Accompanied By Cough And Runny Nose?
My baby is only 2 weeks old, yesterday just took off his umbilical cord, and now the temperature is 37.8, his breathing looks fast, a bit fussy and difficult to sleep. But if you drink ASI still want. Fever is known at 9am. What should I do? Because 4hri ago I also got bapilnas and it’s getting better now. Thank you
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We understand the concerns that you feel
Normal body temperature is in the range of 36.5 ° C - 37.5 ° C. Above that temperature, it can be categorized as fever.
But you do not need to worry, because the temperature of 37.8 ° C is still classified as a mild fever that does not require drug therapy, especially in neonates (infants aged less than 28 days).
Fever is generally caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. But it can also occur due to dehydration / lack of body fluids, and environmental influences such as temperatures that are too hot or too cold. Therefore, before suspecting an increase in body temperature in your baby caused by infection, reevaluate whether the baby is too long and too tightly swaddled or given an octopus, whether too much telon oil is given, whether the room temperature is too hot or too cold and how breastfeeding is given to baby.
The increase in body temperature in your baby is relatively low, so it can be said that your baby has a mild fever. You do not need to worry about these conditions. What you can do is breastfeed more often, not too tight and take too long for baby swaddling and octopus, provide comfortable clothing for babies, set room temperature, and keep it away from other people who have the potential to cause viral infections that cause cold colds. Use a mask to cover the nose and mouth to minimize the transmission of the virus and be diligent in washing hands before touching baby.
Newborns / neonates do have a frequency of breathing and heart rate that is faster than the age of children and adults. Newborns / neonates have a normal breathing frequency in the range of 40-60 times per minute, with heart rates between 120-160 times per minute. The frequency will continue to decrease with age.
Newborns need time to adapt to their new environment (outside the womb). Babies also have not been able to distinguish day and night so that the rhythm of sleep is still not regular. This is what often makes babies tend to often fuss, cry, and difficulty sleeping. But other conditions that often make babies become fussy, including hunger, thirst, discomfort, the environment is too hot or too cold, urinating, defecating, and are sick.
The thing you can do is try to remain calm in the face of a baby's crying. Slowly try to understand the condition of your baby that crying baby is the only form of communication that babies can do to people around him, especially his mother. Do skin contact (touch the mother's skin to the baby's skin directly) more often, hug the baby and hold the baby while swinging gently until the baby feels more comfortable.
If the fever is increasing, accompanied by an increase in breath rate> 60 beats per minute, the baby does not want to suckle and sleep more often (difficult to wake up), do not hesitate to immediately ask for help from the nearest health worker or doctor for proper evaluation and administration.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps