Proper Handling When A Three-year-old Child Catches A Fever Accompanied By Vomiting?
Hello Sorry earlier, I want to ask. My child has been in the hospital for a day. We parents took him because he had the last 3 days of fever accompanied by vomiting at home. My child often shows in the stomach he said hurts. Had pain disappeared a day but appeared again. Now in the hospital the IV has been withdrawn but my child still says while pointing that he still has a stomachache. He already domperidon but sometimes he still hurts. Now he still has a fever even though it has dropped 36.8, but every time he eats even though he only has 3 spoons, he will vomit again, but only vomits the water and porridge he has eaten. Already check the blood the results are good only a little less blood viscosity. We panicked because after drinking domperidon an hour later we gave the child food and drink but the child vomited again but after that did not vomit. My child only vomits if he eats even just a little. I want to ask if my child still needs to be given fever medication even if he doesn’t eat? Is my child okay to take medicine without having to eat? Is it dangerous to leave it like this? Is my child’s illness dangerous? Are there other treatments so that my child has an appetite and drink and not vomit? Thank you in advance
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There are complaints of fever and nausea-vomiting accompanied by complaints of abdominal pain felt by your child, it may be caused by digestive disorders or because of food poisoning. If this complaint has been going on for about 4 days, and your child is currently still being treated at the hospital, then you should continue the doctor's plan regarding your child's condition. As long as your child is still in the hospital and is still under the care of the treating doctor, the condition of your child will still be able to control and can still be evaluated directly by the doctor who cared for him. Especially if your child is still one day in the hospital, so it may still need a few more days for your child's recovery period.
Efforts that you can make during this treatment period are:
1. keep practicing eating and drinking, give food and drink one or three spoonfuls according to his ability, do not force portions in large quantities, give small portions but often, like giving only one spoonful of food but repeat again every half hour later
2. keep giving medicine that has been prepared by the doctor according to the dose. If your child is not yet optimal food intake, you can provide other types of food, such as bread or cakes according to your doctor's direction
3. if the food consumed is in the form of rice, then you can change the type of food that is softer or smoother, such as team rice, marrow porridge, or cakes as recommended by the treating doctor
4. practice drinking drinking water and / or milk for adequate fluid needs, give in small amounts but often
5. provide warm water to help reduce stomach pain complaints
6. avoid snacks, snacks, instant foods, or packaged drinks that are at risk of digestion
7. apply a warm oil on your child's stomach that matches his skin
As for the side effects and risks that might occur, this is better known by the doctor who treats your child, because the doctor who treats him knows the clinical condition and clinical development of your child. However, in general, the risk of dehydration can be a risky complication.
Apart from the possibility of food poisoning that causes this complaint, several other conditions can also cause this complaint, such as:
2. dengue fever
3. food intolerance
4. stomach disorders
5. liver disorders
Because the results of blood tests that have been done in general are within a reasonable range, except blood is thicker, it is likely due to the effects of vomiting, then in general your child's condition still requires more time for recovery. So, discuss further with the doctor who treats your child, so that the doctor can continue the treatment and recovery of your child's health condition.
Thus the info we can convey.