Greetings alaikum doctor … I want to ask. my child has the flu for a week or so, he doesn’t get treatment because I don’t know because I ask him, he is fine, he lives in a pesantren only on Sunday, my child coughs, flu, fever, sore throat. we already went to the doctor on Monday yesterday, now the heat has come down and the flu is still sores, still … fever has not … is not a dangerous disease right doctor? do I need to bring it for a blood check
Originally posted 2020-04-16 10:49:06.
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Sore throat, is a symptom of an illness. Variations of sore throat that often occurs are pain, dryness, and irritation in the throat, sometimes throat pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, and nasal congestion. This is caused by various diseases caused by viruses and / or bacteria, including:
Antibiotics are needed if the cause of the disease that your child feels is due to bacteria. If it is caused by a virus, then what needs to be strengthened is the immune system so that your symptoms heal automatically by being opposed by your child's strong immunity. Most diseases with symptoms like the above are caused by viruses. So prevention and efforts should be made to increase endurance so that the body is stronger to ward off viral infections. To reduce discomfort in the throat due to coughing, you can make the following efforts:
Drink plenty of warm water because the liquid will help thin the phlegm in the throat.
Avoid smoke and dust, because it will irritate the respiratory tract
Avoid foods that have a sharp taste like too spicy or too sweet.
Apply a healthy diet by increasing consumption of fiber and fruit accompanied by eating nutritiously balanced foods.
Fever itself is a response of the body's immunity in the face of microorganisms that enter the body. If you still have a fever for 3 days, then a blood check should be done, if it has improved, there is no need to do a blood check.
In addition, if your child has traveled abroad and come in contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19, then your child has a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, then be aware of corona virus infection. But if the symptoms are not felt, the symptoms have improved, and you have not traveled abroad or been in contact with anyone suspected of having COVID-19 before, then you are less likely to have COVID-19. It's better if your child doesn't need to go anywhere or check again if you don't have a fever, just rest in the dormitory to improve your immune system.
I hope this helps