The Cause Of Fever In Children Without Coughing And Colds

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my child is 22 months old, has a fever of around 37.7, does not have a cold or a cough, I am worried that his stomach has a problem, can an upset stomach cause a fever? what medicine is right Doctor

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First of all, I want to confirm first, what other symptoms are your children currently experiencing so that you assume your child has stomach pain? Does the child experience vomiting or diarrhea? Does the child experience other symptoms such as weakness, inactivity, or other symptoms that bother the child?

Basically, fever can be caused by many possibilities. Infection is the most common cause of fever, but the infection itself can also occur in various organs (not only in the airway and digestive tract, but also in the ears, skin, urinary tract, brain and lining of the brain, etc.) and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Fever can also be caused by other non-infectious conditions, for example autoimmune diseases, extensive inflammation, side effects of drugs, certain disorders of the brain (for example after a head injury, brain tumor, stroke), and so forth.

Because the fever that is experienced is not too high, then you should not have to worry too much first, you should first pay attention to other symptoms experienced by your child. As long as your child is still active as usual, the child does not become more fussy, you can eat and drink well, urinate a lot, you don't need to worry too much. Keep measuring the child's body temperature with a thermometer regularly. If indeed the fever becomes very high (more than 38.5 degrees Celsius) or the child looks uncomfortable or weak due to the fever, you can give fever-lowering drugs such as paracetamol to your child. Keep monitoring your child's symptoms for the next 3 days. If indeed after 3 days the fever does not improve, you can take your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation.

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