The Child Has Fever, Coughs, Diarrhea And Vomiting?

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Good afternoon Doctor.

1 Answer:

Hi heking,

Thank you for asking

It needs to be clarified beforehand, how many times a day does your child vomit and have diarrhea? Is there any food or drink that he has been consuming recently?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and also fever, most likely indicate disorders of the digestive tract. This condition can trigger various types, often related to gastrointestinal infections, for example due to E. coli, Rotavirus, Salmonella, Giardiasis, and so on. This infection is prone to occur in children given their relatively weak immune system. Usually, transmission occurs through the consumption of food or drink that is not properly processed, hands contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms, or the ingestion of other unclean objects in the mouth. Apart from gastrointestinal infections, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can also be exacerbated by other factors, such as poisoning, intolerance, malabsorption, colitis, side effects of drugs, or other diseases.

This indigestion can cause stomach acid to reflux (backflow) and cause irritation in the throat. This condition can then trigger a cough. It could also, this cough indicates that there is inflammation in the respiratory tract, it could be due to allergies, irritation, or infection. Often also, coughing occurs due to choking on the child. These conditions can certainly make babies feel uncomfortable, so they tend to be more fussy, have trouble sleeping, and appear restless.

If it is true that your child's complaint has been going on for more than 3 days, then you should really check it directly with a pediatrician. Based on the results of interviews and in-depth examinations, the doctor can give your child the best therapy according to the cause of the complaint. Some supporting tests, such as blood tests, stool tests, ultrasound, X-rays, and so on, may also be done by doctors to make a correct diagnosis.

As an initial treatment, we recommend that you do not give your child any medicine unless the doctor has prescribed it directly. Let your child rest a lot, first limit play activities that are too tiring, such as running, jumping, and so on. When sleeping, raise the head and chest a little, avoid using the air conditioner or fan that is too cold. Make sure you are diligent in washing children's hands, and clean objects around them that are susceptible to ingestion so that pathogenic microorganisms enter their bodies. Give your child plenty to drink. If she is still breastfeeding, also give her breast milk. Not before giving children snacks carelessly, foods that are too acidic, excessive fruit or vegetables, and foods that contain a lot of coconut milk. Give it lots of foods that are easy to digest, such as porridge or broth. To help reduce fever, compress the child's neck, armpits, or groin with warm water.

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