What Foods And Fruits Can You Eat When Your Child Has A Fever?

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Afternoon, my child from yesterday afternoon fever. But yesterday I still wanted to eat, while last night I didn’t want to eat. Even cake snacks don’t want to. What foods and fruits are allowed for your child to eat, especially when they want to be given medicine. The drug is given after eating. If you don’t eat, how can you give medicine? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Siti,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, what is the exact medicine your child is taking? Is the medicine prescribed directly by the doctor?


Fever in children is often caused by infection, can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms. Fever can also arise due to other causes, for example after immunization, after being exposed to excessive heat, side effects of certain drugs, experiencing inflammation disorders, immune disorders, heart problems, thyroid gland disorders, and many other possibilities. Discomfort that children feel when they have a fever can certainly make their appetite go down. This decrease in appetite may also indicate a disruption in the digestive tract, for example due to canker sores, laryngitis, digestive infections, intestinal inflammation, allergies or food malabsorption, and so on.


Early treatment of fever you can do by giving children antipyretic drugs, such as paracetamol. In fact, paracetamol consumption can be done either before or after meals. But indeed, in sensitive children, consumption of paracetamol on an empty stomach often triggers nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, and even vomiting.


The condition of your child should be tricked by:

Give children food that is interesting according to their liking
Feed the child little but often so that he does not nausea
First reduce the provision of foods that contain a lot of gas (such as mustard greens, cabbage, coconut milk, fried foods) so that children do not get full easily
Don't force your child to eat, make a pleasant eating atmosphere
Give children praise when they want to eat well
In between meals, give him a healthy and nutritious snack, such as non-MSG cookies or cut fruit (but avoid giving fruit that is too sour)
Give the child paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage
Compress the child's neck and armpits with warm water and also give him warm clothes to reduce his fever

However, if the fever does not go away within 3 days, or if you encounter other dangerous conditions, such as seizures, stiff necking, skin rashes, nosebleeds or bleeding gums, vomiting, spasms, or bowel obstruction, it is good for you to check the child directly You go to the doctor or pediatrician so that you can handle it further according to the conditions


I hope this helps.

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