What Steps Should Be Taken If The 22-month-old Child Fever And Up And Down Has Been 3 Days?
My name is Irawati, my son is 22 months old. Since Sunday afternoon before Asr, suddenly his body is hot 38.2 dercel, after I give sanmol until the next day the temperature has gone down but it’s not normal. Monday after Asr, he began to have a fever again, starting at only 38.2 dercel, after I became a sanmol, after Maghrib increased to 39.4 dercel, I still compress with warm water hoping to get back down, and true, down. At 20.00, he farted and came out the water smells bad. At 21.xx again, the temperature had dropped to 37.4 dercel. But all night he did not sleep soundly. Like restless. The next day (this morning) the temperature was still below 38, but after sunset began to rise again, the peak at 20:00 to 38.9 dercel, then I gave sanmol, shortly fell immediately, and now the temperature is still 37.6 dercel. When the fever started, he also started coughing, runny nose since this morning. Approximately what steps should I take next? Serious illness? Please help, thank you
Hello Irawati, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Symptoms and signs in your child can be found in several diseases such as:
Flu or influenza is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system (nose, throat, and lungs). Symptoms of fluyang commonly felt include fever, headache, cough, decreased appetite, and throat pain. Cold or common cold is a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, namely the nose and throat. Symptoms can include colds, coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, hoarseness, sore throat, headache, fever, and watery eyes. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a disease caused by a dengue virus infection. Symptoms can be fever, spontaneous bleeding, such as the skin, nose, gums, vomit, urine, and feces, shortness of breath, and cold sweat. Typhus is a disease caused by a bacterial infection of Salmonella typhi with symptoms of more than seven days of fever, dirty tongue, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. If the fever does not improve with the administration of fever-lowering drugs, I recommend taking your child to a pediatrician so that a thorough examination can be carried out, such as vital signs, physical examinations such as throat examination, heart, lung, stomach, and supporting examinations if necessary, such as routine blood laboratories, typhus examination, so that treatment can be given according to your child's diagnosis.
The things that you can do for your child are:
- Keep giving fever-lowering drugs if fever such as paracetamol with the dosage indicated on the drug packaging
- Apply bales to the back or chest
- Maintain room temperature to keep warm and moist for children.
- If the child has a blocked nose, prop the head with a pillow so that the head is slightly higher than the body.
- Ensuring the fluids and nutrients your child consumes is enough to prevent dehydration
- Maintain personal hygiene, food, drinks and cutlery to prevent bacterial contamination
- Completing vaccines that must be given
If you find any of the following signs, you should immediately take your child to the nearest health facility:
- Spontaneous bleeding in the nose, gums, vomit, feces, and urine
- decreased consciousness
- Fever above 40 degrees
- Hard to breathe
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.