The Cause Of Children Aged 4 Years Often Sleep After Recovering From A Fever?

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Morning, I want to ask, my 4-year-old child has fever 2 days on Saturday and Sunday. Monday doesn’t have a fever anymore until now, but still often falls asleep. Is that the recovery process or dehydration due to fever a few days ago?

1 Answer:

Hi Ardiana,

Thank you for the question.

Fever in children most often occurs due to viral infections, bacterial infections, immunization side effects, exposure to excessive heat, and also various other diseases. This fever, if healed itself in less than 3 days, without accompanied by severe complaints, such as seizures, stiff necking, vomiting, skin rashes, weakness, etc., often not dangerous.

The condition of your baby sleeping more after the fever has subsided can be natural because his previous sleep was disrupted due to discomfort during a fever. It could also be that your baby often falls asleep indicating that he is dehydrated (for example due to excessive sweating when he has a fever), anemia, hypoglycemia, hypotension, viral or bacterial infections, electrolyte balance disorders, liver disorders, heart problems, drug side effects, certain chronic diseases, etc.

Unfortunately, we did not check it directly, so it is not our authority to ascertain the exact conditions that triggered the complaint.

Our advice, if the changes that your child is experiencing is very unusual, try to see it directly to the doctor or internist in order to make further treatment. It could be, later the doctor will do a blood test in order to give your child the right treatment.

In the meantime, you should not panic first. Give your child plenty to drink and a variety of foods that have a balanced nutritional value. Give your child enough fruit so that their stamina and endurance are maintained. Finally, do not carelessly give your child medicine without direct advice from a doctor.

Hope this helps ...

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