The Cause Of Fever Accompanied By Chills In Children?
At night, how to cope with child fever accompanied by chills age of 13 months, how much is it too? I khwtr, mhn jwbnnya
Hello Elisaa Isti Yani,
Fever is an increase in body temperature above normal (> 38 degrees Celsius) which is measured using a thermometer. Fever is the body's response to fight infections such as viruses or bacteria. Fever when the body is infected, occurs because the central temperature regulator in the hypothalamus regulates the body temperature limit is higher than normal. When set high, the body initially has not adjusted to the set point in the brain, due to relatively lower body temperature, resulting in shivering as an attempt by the body to increase body temperature. Just like when we are in a cold environment.
To overcome a fever in your child you can do the following things:
Give the child to drink more water Compress the body of the child with warm compresses Do not cover the body of the child with a thick blanket or jacket when fever Give paracetamol fever-lowering drugs routinely interval of 4-6 hours with the right dose, according to the child's body weight Adequate rest Fever who do not go down after 3 days of independent treatment at home need further examination with a doctor. Fever accompanied by symptoms of seizures, decreased consciousness, severe headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, so many can not eat and drink, decreased BAK volume, appearing rashes on the skin, nosebleeds / other spontaneous bleeding, need to watch out and need a direct examination with a doctor. Some investigations such as blood laboratory tests, urine analysis, stool examination, cerebrospinal fluid examination, CT-scan, may be needed for certain cases.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.