Treatment For Fever Up And Down?
I want to ask, I have a fever on the 8th day, yesterday my platelets continued to decrease and I have no fever. But today there has been an increase, although it has not yet reached the normal rate. But I’m afraid why my body temperature is high again?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Fever is a body's defense response to fight germs where there is an increase in body temperature exceeding 38.5 degrees Celsius. One cause of fever is dengue virus infection which is transmitted through mosquitoes. Fever due to viral infection is called dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Symptoms are usually characterized by continuous high heat, headaches, decreased appetite, pain throughout the body, and accompanied by signs of bleeding when it is heavy, such as nosebleeds, ptekie or red spots on the hands, bleeding gums, bleeding from the digestive tract, bleeding from the urinary tract, and so on. Fever in DHF resembles a horse saddle where fever is high on days 1-3, then falls on days 4-6, then rises again on k-7 days and so on. When the fever goes down it indicates that there is a critical phase that needs to be watched out by doctors and patients. In the down fever phase there can be damage and leakage of blood vessels and damage to platelets or pieces of blood whose function is to prevent bleeding so that at this phase there can be a decrease in platelet values and an increase in the hematocrit value. In this critical phase you should immediately consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination and provide appropriate treatment. After going through a critical phase, platelets will usually start rising and will return to normal values after a few days, so you don't need to worry. If after going through the critical phase, you still have a fever, you should still consume the drugs prescribed by your doctor and multiply the consumption of fluids at least 2L / day. To help reduce fever, you should:
Compress with ice water or plain water on the folds of the body Adequate rest Use light clothing and stay in the room with cool air. Drink enough water to avoid dehydration. Fever can cause the body to lose a lot of fluids. Eat healthy and nutritious foods to speed up the healing process. So, hopefully this is useful.