Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Demam boleh mandi dong

Jadi...anak lagi demam boleh mandi ya, Ibu-ibu...

(Tadi niatnya cuma mau posting 1 kalimat singkat di atas itu saja, tapi bakal banyak yang baper kayanya, jadi harus saya jelaskan. Hehe)

Ini penjelasan dari beberapa sumber terpercaya:

How can I keep my child comfortable when she has a fever?

A 15-minute bath in lukewarm water may help bring your child’s fever down. Make sure the water doesn't get cold, and take her out if she starts to shiver. (sumber: http://www.m.webmd.com/children/guide/fever-care-young-children)

Should I give my baby a sponge bath or a drawn bath to lower his fever?

If fever-reducing medication isn't an option for your baby — because he doesn't take medicine very well, or you'd rather not give him any — a lukewarm bath or sponge bath won't hurt him, and it may help reduce his temperature. (Bathing a child with a fever was common practice before fever reducers were available.) Just make sure that the water is lukewarm to warm, not cool, because shivering can actually raise your baby's temperature rather than help bring it down. (sumber: http://www.babycenter.com/404_should-i-give-my-baby-a-sponge-bath-or-a-drawn-bath-to-lower_12357.bc)

Will a bath help bring down my baby's fever?

A: Although in the past many people gave feverish kids baths to lower their temperature, doctors now say this isn't the wisest thing to do. When your child is sick and may already have the chills, stripping him naked and getting him wet will just make him shiver. Instead, try giving a dose of acetaminophen like Tylenol (for babies under 6 months) or ibuprofen like Motrin (for babies 6 months or older) -- but never a combination of both -- and placing a cool washcloth on your child's head to bring his fever down. (sumber: http://www.parents.com/advice/babies/health/can-a-bath-reduce-a-fever/)

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