Symptoms Of Tetanus In Children?
amualaikum doctor, my child was 4 years and 9 months ago (5 days) his leg was injured by a very thin ceramic edge. rnContinued to have a fever, this morning he just recovered. experiencing symptoms of tetanus?rnDuring a fever my child coughs and has a runny nose, often wants to vomit because of coughing.rnThen the chapters until yesterday were up to 5 times a day but it didn’t runny.rnI haven’t seen a doctor yet.rnThe problem is This morning it was normal again, only earlier at 01.00 WIB when I was sleeping I cried complaining that the wound hurt.
Hi Ani, we understand your concern
Previously, I explained about what tetanus is. Tetanus is a spasm (muscle stiffness) that starts in the jaw and neck. This condition is caused by the dangerous toxin of the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which attacks the body's nerves through dirty wounds. Clostridium tetani spores generally enter the body through dirty wounds, for example wounds resulting from injuries, animal bites, rusty nails, or burns. The main symptom of tetanus is spasms that mimic muscle rigidity. This stiffness causes the jaw to close tightly and cannot be opened or commonly referred to as locked jaw. In addition, it was also found difficult to swallow and fever.
If your child doesn't have these signs, you don't need to worry, most likely your child won't have tetanus. However, ceramic scars in children still need to be treated to prevent infection of the skin.
In addition, you mentioned that the child had a fever, cough, runny nose and had more than 5 bowel movements. This indicates that the child has a respiratory infection and digestive problems. For initial treatment, you can relieve fever and pain in a child's wound using paracetamol or ibuprofen. Make sure the child keeps getting fluids to prevent dehydration.
Our advice, you should immediately consult a doctor so that your child can quickly get the right treatment. The doctor will carry out a physical examination and support if necessary to find a source of infection such as a blood test.
I hope this information is helpful
dr. Tri Uji Rahayu