The Child Is Hot Only In The Head But Cold Feet After Recovering From DHF?
Morning … a month ago I was infected with dengue fever and has recovered. Now my child is sick with a hot head … hot feet, if I go to sleep like a shocker What other symptoms are that ??
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Fever is the body's reaction to fight germs. Fever is often caused by viral, bacterial, fungal or other parasitic infections. Fever is a condition that is actually good and is protective for the body, because when the fever is the immune system is in the process of getting rid of germs in the body.
If the child has a fever without other symptoms, you don't have to worry or panic first. Measure the child's body temperature in the armpit area with a body temperature thermometer. Not recommended for measuring body temperature by hand, because the hand is not a good temperature measurement tool. In addition, heat in children is often subjective by parents and caregivers. Therefore an objective check with a body temperature thermometer is needed. The body is said to have a fever if the body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius. A sudden high fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius) is often caused by a viral infection that will decrease by itself as the body's immune system increases.
Often during fever, the area around the child's head and neck feels hotter than other body parts. This is natural because in the head and neck there are many blood vessels in the skin layer, there are also large blood vessels in the neck.
To find out the cause of fever, information is needed related to the fever pattern, whether the fever is suddenly high or not, how long has the fever lasted, whether accompanied by bleeding signs such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums, joint pain, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, vomiting, etc. In addition, a direct physical examination also needs to be done as well as supporting tests with a blood laboratory to find out indications of infection in the body.
Dehydration can also trigger a fever in children.
If a child has a fever, some things parents can do include:
Do not panic and immediately measure the temperature Give warm water compresses to the folds of the skin such as neck and armpits Give children comfortable clothes, not too thick and thin Give blankets to children who are not too thick Give more fluid, because fever can cause more fluid loss than usually Give foods that contain balanced nutrition. No need to be forced if you don't have an appetite. It is recommended in small portions but often Give time for children to rest
A child with a fever can be bathed. Warm baths can replace the function of compresses and stimulate a decrease in body temperature. Give Paracetamol so that children feel comfortable Shock during sleep generally occurs due to natural reflexes by the body as a form of action that protects the body. In the opinion of experts that the condition of a sudden jerked body movement caused by nerve conduction activity in the brain. This behavior is quite often found, especially at the age of 3 months old baby when there was a moro reflex.
Consult a pediatrician if the fever does not decrease or show signs of improvement over the next 3-4 days. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps