The Cause Of Fever Is Accompanied By Coughing Up Phlegm
My son, 11 years old, has been sick for a week, at first he became ill with a fever, after the doctor brought his fever down, he only had to cough but without phlegm and no complaints of sore throat or chest that were itchy or sick, I counted between 15-20 coughs in 1 hour. enough with herbal medicines such as lime honey and herbs
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Fever accompanied by coughing up phlegm can be caused by several possible diseases, such as:
Sore throat. Common cold. Influenza. Tonsillitis. Inflammation of the vocal cords. In general, the possibility of the above conditions is caused by a viral infection that can heal by itself within 1 week without any special treatment. In addition, in the midst of an outbreak of covid-19, there is also the possibility of infection with this disease, so you can access this article to check the risk of covid-19 infection. In the meantime, a visit to the doctor should not be carried out to reduce the risk of exposure to infection, unless there are signs of an emergency such as a child's breathlessness, anxiety, there is a pull of the chest wall when breathing, and a high fever (> 38 degrees Celsius) that does not go away cured more than 3 days.
The following things can be done to reduce complaints:
Drink warm water to relieve throat. You can add spices such as honey, lime, but avoid using sugar because it can be irritating. Take pain relievers such as paracetamol if there are complaints of sore throat or cough that causes pain. Doing a good and right stone ethic, by using a tissue or cough in the sleeve in a shirt. Avoid going outside for a while. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizer. Avoid touching the face with your hands. Maintaining immunity, can by taking immune supplements. Hopefully this information can help and hope that children get well soon.