The Cause Of Rashes And High Fever In Children?
Good morning, I want to ask, since Sunday afternoon my child suddenly had a rash like hives almost all of the body and itching did not have a fever, before there were colds and coughs. Then Sunday night, the rash had subsided and almost disappeared but he started a mild fever. Then on Monday, my child started a fever of around 38.0 ° C from morning to evening with no rash, and finally at night the fever got higher so it became 39.5 ° C and the rash was absent. fever-lowering medication does not go down fever. Tuesday morning after I got the fever medicine again, finally it went down then 5 hours later the fever again … I checked with the doctor, diagnosed with gabak and given antibiotics, heat, and cough colds. When I gave the medicine, the fever started to go down and red rashes came out all over my body and itched, then 8 hours later the fever came again and without a rash, when I gave the medicine back in the morning the fever was still there and mild. What symptoms do you think this is about? Thank you
Hello Anggayas Krisnawati, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Fever with a rash has several possible causes, including:
Measles / rubeola: red rashes appear from the head spread to the body and legs, accompanied by symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, red eyes and high fever.
Rubella / German measles: fever is not too high, generally accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, rashes starting from the face spread throughout the body.
Roseola infantum / exanthema subitum: generally attacks children aged 6-36 months (rarely attacks older children), caused by human herpes virus 6, sudden high fever. After the fever goes down, a new red rash appears starting from the neck and body, then spreads to the face and legs.
Varicella / chicken pox: red rash generally immediately turns into water-filled elastic that will break in 1-2 days.
Hand, foot, mouth disease: a rash appears on the hands, feet and around the mouth / in the oral mucosa accompanied by fever, is caused by a virus, and is easily transmitted.
Certain drug allergies
Generally rashes accompanied by fever are caused by viral infections in children. It is a challenge in itself to establish a definitive diagnosis without additional investigations, because clinical signs and symptoms are almost similar. Generally therapy for viral infections in children is supportive, which reduces symptoms along with the child's immune improvement.
Make sure the child always gets enough fluids (giving breast milk / milk / warm water), dry the child 10-15 minutes at 10 am to increase the child's immunity. In addition to continuing therapy from the doctor, give children multivitamins according to their needs. If the child is still sick after the medication has run out, Sister can bring the child back in control or consult a pediatrician. The doctor will examine the child and give fever-lowering therapy, if there are indications of giving oral medication or topical medication to reduce itching.
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