Results Of Blood Lab Checks On Infants?
Tonight doctor, My baby aged 15 months is currently Bapil accompanied by fever. His fever has been up and down for 4 days. Tonight his body temperature rose again to 39.8 ℃. Yesterday I brought it to the health center. And I have taken the medicine but there has been no change in the doctor. Does my baby need to have a blood lab checked? And why does my child’s palms and feet feel cold when his body has a fever?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of coughs, colds, fevers and cold soles while the body has a fever, actually a complaint that is quite common in babies. This is because the temperature regulation system in the brain in infants is still not perfect, and in infants, rising temperatures caused by increased blood flow are more focused on important organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver which are located in the middle of the body, so that which causes his hands and feet cold because his blood flow is reduced, and his body is warm because the majority is diverted there.
The reason it was transferred was because there was an infection, whether it was due to bacteria or because of a virus. Must be diverted because the bacteria and viruses can be stopped its growth and even be killed by increasing certain body temperatures. But to be more precise what bacteria or viruses that attack him, must be examined directly and seen from the symptoms. If more on a cold cough, then the possibility of the disease comes from the respiratory system, both in the form of pneumonia, acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis infections, or bronchitis.
Our advice for you now, because it has passed 4 days, it is better to have a blood test to make sure there are no more signs of dengue or typhus. It is recommended that you take your child to the pediatrician and bring all prescribed medication to him beforehand. Your pediatrician will carry out a thorough examination including a supplementary examination with a blood test if necessary. The handling of your child will depend on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, no need to panic excessively, still meet the needs of fluids and nutrients, compress his forehead with warm compresses, and if he appears weak or even seizures, immediately take it to the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.