Swelling In A Child’s Wound Accompanied By Fever?
Hello. My child has been hot for many days, it may be that the wound from his hand keeps appearing like swelling on his elbow. Is that okay right?
Hello Mela, Thank you for the question.
Does fever occur after a wound and after a swollen wound? Fever is a response of the immune system when dealing with infections that enter the body. These symptoms can be accompanied by several other symptoms depending on where the infection is located. Fever that occurs together with a wound that looks swollen may be caused by a bacterial infected wound. In addition to fever and swelling, other signs are the skin around the wound becomes red, feels warm, hurts more, and appears pus. However, fever can also occur due to other infections such as flu, sore throat, arthritis due to infection.
You are encouraged to have your child consult a doctor immediately so that the doctor can ask questions about you about your child's symptoms and examine your child to determine the cause. If it is caused by an infected wound, the doctor will clean the wound and then give antibiotics that can be in the form of ointments or oral medication. If for other reasons the treatment depends on what the cause.
for now, if the wound is large enough you can cover the wound on the child's hand with sterile gauze so it doesn't get dirty easily. You can compress plain water on the forehead, armpits and groin to temporarily relieve fever. You can also give paracetamol if the child's body temperature reaches 38.5 degrees Celsius or more. do not forget to maintain the intake of food and drink for children to avoid lack of nutrition and dehydration. Good nutrition can also help wound healing.
Hopefully this information helps you.