Overcoming Fever Up And Down And Often Shocked When Sleeping In Children Aged 9 Months?
HealthReplies.com, I have a baby who is over 9 months old, and he has a fever that goes up and down including being surprised when he sleeps even though I have taken him to the doctor but the doctor said it’s okay but my baby still has a fever that goes up and down. But before this happened a few days ago there was also a fever and ups and downs in an 8 year old child who likes to play with my baby, the question is whether this is infected while the child has recovered when he returns to play with my baby. Please enlighten HealthReplies.com, thank you very much.rnrnBy:Nuraini
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Fever usually indicates an infection, it can be viral or bacterial. Previously, you need to make sure first, have you measured your child's body temperature using a thermometer? What's the temperature?
Fever is defined as an increase in body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius. If it is true that your child has a fever, and the fever does not subside for more than 3 days, despite receiving treatment from the doctor, then you should re-examine your child to the doctor. Generally, the doctor will recommend that a blood test be done to identify the possible cause of the infection. The results of this examination will later be confirmed by interviews and physical examinations carried out, in that way, it can also be identified in which organ system exactly the infection occurred, for example in the respiratory tract, digestive tract, urinary tract, and so on. Further treatment will be adjusted to the cause and location of the infection.
In addition to infection, fever can also appear due to other causes, such as post-immunization, exposure to excessive heat, before teething, autoimmune disorders, hyperthyroidism (hyperactive thyroid gland), to cancer (malignant tumors). If it is true that the cause is infection, then depending on the type of infection, this condition could also be transmitted by your child's playmate who previously had a fever, but it could also not.
When you have a fever, your child's body will certainly feel uncomfortable and sweat a lot. This is what probably causes him to be sleepless and often wake up like a surprise.
In addition to checking your child to the doctor, you can also do the following tips:
Give your baby enough and nutritious breast milk and solid food
Give your baby more to drink
Compress the baby's neck, armpit, or groin using warm water to reduce fever
Give the baby paracetamol at a dose according to the doctor's instructions
Give baby clothes that absorb sweat
Give baby time to rest
Increase skin-to-skin physical contact with babies
When the baby wakes up from sleep, hug and comfort him
Hope it helps..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah