Paracetamol Dosage For Children?
My child experienced symptoms of heat. Then my wife gave a child paracetamol. As far as my wife knew, the child paracetamol was drink every 2 hours because of doctor’s advice after immunization. every 5 hours for medicine. is it dangerous for a child? The second one of my children is now suffering from fever and no longer has heat loss after taking paracetamol. is there any other medicine? thanks.
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Fever is a form of the body's physiological response to disease. The causes of fever are very diverse. In general, the most common causes of acute fever (fever lasting less than 2 weeks) in children include:
Systemic infections, for example: viral infections, malaria, dengue fever, leptospirosis, typhoid fever Focused organ infections, for example: upper airway infections, lung infections (pneumonia), gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, urinary tract infections, central nervous system infections Paracetamol is one of the fever-reducing medication that can be bought freely. The calculation of the dose for each drink is based on the child's weight. Practically, the patient's parents can follow the recommended dosage listed on the drug packaging. Giving paracetamol in general can be done every 4-6 hours, or as directed by doctors who treat patients directly.
If the fever does not improve in children with paracetamol for 3 days and adequate rest and intake of drinking, we recommend that your child be consulted directly to the doctor or pediatrician. so that evaluation and treatment can be needed as needed. This is because your child may need medication to treat a fever-causing illness, not just a medication to treat the fever symptoms only. Determination of the diagnosis of the cause of fever requires direct evaluation by a doctor. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may consider supporting tests if there are indications, for example: blood tests.
As a recommendation at home, you are advised to increase fluid intake for children. Give your child a balanced and nutritious diet regularly. Make sure your child has enough rest. Immediately take your child to the doctor if symptoms of fever are accompanied by seizures, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, vomiting blood, defecation with black stool / bloody red, fresh, or bloody urine. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.