The Child Continues To Sleep After A High Fever?

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In the morning, my child is 2 years old, 7 months old, on Saturday 39 ° high fever accompanied by a cold cough, I took the doctor with an analgesic to reduce fever so that there were no seizures, and I was given fever-reducing drugs, antibiotics and powder, after that the fever I get down, but my child gets weak, sleeps continuously, I wake up 1-2 hours then sleep again, why is that? even now the cold cough is still not feverish, how do I handle it? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Rieka, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

When a child is sick, often the child becomes tired more quickly and often becomes sleepy. Frequent drowsiness in children can be a normal thing because the child is recovering from illness, but it can also be abnormal. Some other possibilities that can cause the child to become more drowsy and sleep continuously:

side effects of the drugs given (especially cold medicines that contain antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs)
the child has sleep apnea (stops breathing at any time during sleep), so that the child does not sleep soundly and wakes up still sleepy
there is a disease that affects the central nerve such as meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
children experience dehydration (lack of fluids) and blood electrolyte disorders
children have other metabolic disorders such as hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, and others


You can identify the normal condition of your child by paying attention to the following danger signs:

the child cannot be awakened during sleep
the child falls asleep all the time even when stimulated (for example when invited to play or talk)
the child does not want to drink
the amount of urine decreases
the child becomes weak, does not move actively, looks limp
there are other neurological disorders (eg inability to move hands or feet, sensory disturbances)

If you see any of the above signs in your child, you should immediately take you to the hospital. If there are no signs of this, the child remains active when he is awake, the child can communicate well when he wakes up, there are no visible signs of disturbance of consciousness in the child, then there is probably nothing for you to worry about. Some of the things you can do:

Make sure your child drinks enough. Children can be given milk, water, broth, coconut water, electrolyte fluids, or fruit juice.
Give enough food for the child, no need to be forced to eat if the child doesn't want to eat
Let the child sleep and rest more
Give medication as directed by your pediatrician


That's all the information I can provide, hopefully it will be enough to answer

dr. irna cecilia


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