The rainy season is a good time for dengue outbreaks. When children have dengue fever, what should parents do to protect their children? Here are the shares of Dr. Nguyen Bach Hue, Specialist Level II Peidiatrics and also Head of Pediatrics Department City International Hospital.

Dr. Nguyen Bach Hue, Specialist Level II Peidiatrics said dengue had no preventive vaccine, so parents should pay attention to children's living environment. With the spaces with gardens, luxuriant trees need clearing the bushes, keeping hygiene from stagnant ponds, stagnant water. If the family has a water tank, the aquarium needs to change clean water often and if there are mosquitoes, children should sleep in a sleepng.

When the child has dengue fever, Dr. Hue noted that parents need to monitor the child's temperature and reduce the fever. When new disease onset easily confused with other diseases. When the disease progresses clearly, the risk of complications and death is very high. So, if you see a child with fever for more than 2 days, taking fever-reducing medicines, abdominal pain, vomiting and bleeding spots, take the child to the hospital immediately because it is a sign of dengue. 

Note to parents when their child has dengue fever

  • Do not shave the wind or cut the ceremony as this could cause the child to become infected.
  • Do not use antipyretics harmful to children that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Do not let children drink dark drinks such as carbonated water, coca ... confusing gastrointestinal bleeding is difficult to assess.
  • Children should not be given intravenous fluids at home or in medical facilities that do not meet the medical conditions to shock, shock, and pulmonary edema are very dangerous ...


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