The Cause Of High Fever In Children Aged 6 Years

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, a week ago suddenly my child aged 6 years had a high fever 38.6, was given paracetamol and the fever was cured. But last night suddenly another 38.4 fever, had been given paracetamol but the fever has not subsided. My child complained of muscle aches in the legs, but there was no cold cough, and I noticed that there was no visible rash / red spots. Do I need to go directly to the doctor with the above conditions or wait for up to 3 days? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Mother Yuli, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com

Fever is often unsettling for parents. Fever in children can be caused by various things. Often a fever is caused by a viral and bacterial infection. Some examples of diseases caused by trade and infections are:

  Upper respiratory tract infections (ARI), Dengue fever, Pharyngitis (strep throat), Gastrointestinal inflammation (typhoid), The important thing is not to panic. Basically, when a child has a fever, conditions are as comfortable as possible to prevent the child from shivering or overheating. Although fever does not always indicate a serious illness, you must be vigilant. The following are some things that need to be done in a fever condition, namely:

 Perform periodic body temperature measurements Give adequate fluid intake by drinking enough water 700-1000 ml every day If the temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, give a fever-lowering medication such as paracetamol according to the dose based on the child's weight Compress with warm water on the head immediately see a doctor to ascertain the conditions that cause this if the fever does not decrease for 3 days. Regarding this corona virus pandemic, you also need to understand if your younger sibling has a large risk factor for corona infection, which is a history of contact with COVID-19 positive people and / or traveling to areas affected by local transmission namely Jabodetabek, Bandung, Solo, Malang and Surabaya. You can see updates about areas that are already local transmission areas here. Because fever is one of the symptoms of COVID-19. So if your child has a fever and has a history of traveling and contact with a previous COVID-19 patient, it is necessary to ascertain whether there is a corona virus infection or not. Postpone examinations to the doctor to prevent transmission of COVID-19. If then your child's fever does not go down for 3 days or more and even reaches 40 degrees, experiences seizures, experiences decreased consciousness, and hallucinations appear, then immediately come to the ER to get immediate treatment so that body temperature immediately drops.

I hope this helps

Regards

dr. Sussy

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