Why Does A 5-year-old Child Have 5 Days Of Fever, Cough And Runny Nose?
Good evening, my Saiful, I want to ask my child aged 5 years, my child is Friday night his body is hot cough and runny nose Saturday morning I bring it to the midwife to give me medicine at night, plus the hot lips and red eyes, then Sunday starts to go down the heat continues day Monday is not hot anymore and I can go to school all the time on a hot Tuesday morning again I take it to the general practitioner the heat is 38 Drajat continues to be given medicine at night it’s cold again but still coughing a cold, is my child having dengue symptoms? His body was limp eating a little. thank you
Hello Saiful, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
I understand your concern.
Symptoms and signs in your child can be found in several diseases such as:
Cold or cold cold is one type of upper respiratory tract infection (ARI) caused by a viral infection that can heal by itself as the body's defense system improves. Symptoms of this disease can include colds, nasal congestion, sneezing, painful swallowing, coughing, headaches, fever, and weakness. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a disease caused by dengue virus which is transmitted through mosquito bites. Symptoms of this disease can include fever for 4-7 days, headache, nausea and vomiting, red spots. Typhus is a disease caused by Salmonella typhii and paratyphii bacteria that can cause fever symptoms that increase in the afternoon and evening, which can last more than 7 days, dirty tongue, gastrointestinal disorders and disturbance of consciousness. If your child's complaints do not improve after treatment, I suggest to bring your child to consult directly with the child's specialist doctor so that a thorough examination can be done such as questions and answers, physical examination of the throat, chest, abdomen, and additional examinations if necessary such as a blood laboratory examination routine, examination of dengue virus antigens, and examination of typhus bacteria so that treatment can be given according to the diagnosis of your child's illness.
The things you need to do now are:
- Give your child paracetamol with the dosage listed on the medicine packaging
- Guarantee your child's water intake is sufficient to prevent dehydration
- Make sure your child consumes nutritious food
- Ensuring your child rests at home
- Avoid being outdoors at dawn, dusk, or at night, where many mosquitoes are outside
- Use mosquito nets, long pants and long sleeves for your child to prevent mosquito bites
- Maintain the cleanliness of drinks, food and cutlery
If you find the following signs, immediately take your child to the nearest health facility:
- Spontaneous bleeding, such as in the gums, nose and skin
- Fever more than 2 weeks
- decreased consciousness
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.