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Low-grade fever in children

subfebrile condition in children

Low-grade fever in children subfebrile condition in children - long-term preservation of increased body temperature, ranging from 37 to 38 * C.At the same time at a normal state of health of the child is apparently not recognized (no headaches, runny nose, cough and other symptoms of the presence of some - any disease).Until recently it was believed that the increased temperature on for quite a long time is a consequence of the presence in the body of certain chronic infectious diseases ( pyelonephritis , infective endocarditis, chronic tonsillitis, etc.), But in recent years, low-grade fever associated with impairedfunctioning of the central nervous system.According to statistics, about 90% of children with the presence of a long subfebrile, the increased total body temperature is thermoneurosis (violation heat) caused as a result of overwork, trauma, over-voltage, or infectious diseases

Possible causes subfebrile

- Presencefoci of chronic infection in the internal organs

- worm infestation

- Infectious diseases

- Poisoning (intoxication)

- Violations of the immune defense (congenital or acquired)

- Rheumatic diseases

- overactive thyroid

- ViolationsMetabolic

- Heavy beriberi vitamins B and C

- Allergic reactions (post-vaccination and medication)

- Moved head - brain injury

- vascular dystonia

- Diseases of the brain

Diagnostics

If your child has a sufficiently long period of time (about two weeks), there is increased body temperature - it is absolutely necessary to thoroughly examine desirable in a hospital.Initially, it is necessary to exclude the presence of foci of chronic infection, and then for a few days to carry out control measurements of the temperature, to conduct X-ray examination of the paranasal sinuses and chest, as well as blood tests, urinalysis and tuberculin test.At the same time the child's need to show a narrow specialists: a dentist, a TB specialist, neurologist, otolaryngologist, an endocrinologist.

exclude the presence of foci of chronic and inflammatory diseases, correctly measuring the temperature, as well as eliminating the elements of the simulation, the diagnosis - a violation of thermoregulation functional origin

Treatment

treat this condition it is mandatory, ie. A. Long-term rise in temperature entailsa lowering of the immune system of the child, leading to the oft-repeated colds.Treatment is aimed at addressing the root causes that led to the breakdown of the thermal control system.Enough good results Hypnotherapy (10 - 15 sessions) and acupuncture (12 - 15 sessions).In some cases, drug treatment is appointed or the use of homeopathic medicines.In addition to treatment, the child must be a low-grade fever for a long time to spend in the air, eat properly and fully.Also, a child needs a high quality long sleep and a significant physical activity, instead of watching television and finding the computer.

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