Overcoming Fever Never Goes Down In Children Who Are Experiencing Pneumonia?
My baby is 13 months old 8.1 kg up to 72cm. Date 6/2 check for cough and cold diarrhea. On 9/2, I have not coughed a cold, but I have taken zinc until 15/2. Arrived 15/2 in the morning with a cold, cough, fever, vomiting. On 16/2 vomiting repeatedly until morning again on 17/2 still fever 39 ‘. Prgakan lg given paracetamol and concoction of a cold cough and then referred to a lab check if the next morning still has a fever coughing vomiting. Not checked at the lab LGG was convicted of mild pneumonia and steam. But until this afternoon still high fever 39’.Today the baby is not fond of eating but still actively playing. What should I do next step? Fever never subsides even though 3 types of paracetamol from priksa are gone. I just got another bottle one day. Was it dangerous for my child? I am afraid that it will be worse because my appetite will decrease but I cough up vomit. As well as high heat like the drug did not work to reduce it. Thank you for your attention and answers.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs (alveoli) so that it is filled with fluid or pus. As a result, sufferers experience shortness of breath, cough with phlegm, fever, or chills. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Children have a higher risk of pneumonia because their immune system is not fully developed so it is more susceptible to infection. Other factors that increase your risk of getting pneumonia include:
Infants who do not get breast milk (ASI)
Children with HIV
Children affected by measles infection
Did not get immunized
Babies are born prematurely
Environmental factors, elderly smokers, living in densely populated settlements, etc.
Fever in pneumonia is the body's defense response to defeat germs or disease. As long as the germ that causes the infection is still there, the fever will continue even if given a fever. Therefore, you should consult a doctor to get treatment to overcome the infection. The doctor may give antibiotics or other drugs to kill germs that cause infections and other drugs to reduce complaints. If after treatment is given complaints still not reduced, you should consult back to the doctor, the doctor will do a re-examination and additional examinations if done, such as blood tests, sputum, x-rays, and so forth. We recommend that you consume drugs that your doctor regularly prescribes, provide healthy and nutritious food, get enough rest, increase fluid consumption, and avoid children from the risk factors as mentioned above. To prevent complaints, you should:
Provide adequate nutrition, minimal breast milk for the first six months, meet the nutritional needs of children by providing fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods.
Immunizations, such as Hib immunization (haemophilus influenzaetype B), measles, and pertussis or whooping cough are known as DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus) immunizations.
Applying healthy and clean living behaviors, maintaining personal hygiene such as washing hands before eating, keeping children away from cigarette smoke or air pollution, protecting the environment, such as household hygiene and good air ventilation, and processing food cleanly.
Thus, hopefully it helps.