Why Does A 3-year-old Have A Fever And His Hands Are Pale And Cold Every Time?
At night, I want to ask. My child is 3 years old, every time he has a fever, his feet and hands feel very cold accompanied by bloating in his stomach. Now it’s been 2 days his feet and hands are cold until they look pale. What disease do you have, and how to cure it?
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Fever usually occurs due to infection. It could also be, fever occurs due to other causes, such as exposure to excessive heat, post immunization, side effects of certain drugs, thyroid gland disorders, malignancies, disorders of immunity, and so on. When experiencing these various conditions, the set point on the thermoregulator in the brain, namely the hypothalamus, will increase, resulting in a fever. To release excessive body heat during this fever, the body will produce more sweat. This sweat production, the most can be observed around the feet and hands because in this area there are so many sweat glands. This is a possibility that makes your child's feet and hands feel cold.
It may also be that the child's hands and feet feel cold and pale due to other causes, such as dehydration, hypotension, anemia, hypoglycemia, shock (shock), panic or fear, and due to exposure to ambient temperatures (for example after being rained on or in an environment with rain) -AIR CONDITIONING). Meanwhile, your child's stomach that looks bloated can be an indication of increased stomach acid. This condition can be related to the infection that causes the fever, it can also arise due to other factors.
If your child's complaint only takes less than 3 days, you can try the following steps first:
Give the child paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage if his body temperature rises more than 37.5 degrees Celsius (measured with a standardized thermometer)
Give children clothes that are comfortable and warm
Bathe children with warm water
Compress the child's neck and armpits with warm water if they still have a fever
Feed the child a little, but often
Do not over-give children foods that are acidic, spicy, and high in gas
Ask the child to rest more
Expand to give children to drink
do not panic
Do not carelessly give children other drugs unless prescribed directly by a doctor
However, if within 3 days your child's complaints do not get better, check him directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be given the right treatment, right?
I hope this helps,