. A 3-year old child was brought by his mother to the healthcenter because of fever of 4-day duration. The child had a positive tourniquettest result. In the absence of other signs, which is the most appropriate measurethat the PHN may carry out to prevent Dengue shock syndrome? A.B.C.D.
A. Insert an NGT and give fluids per NGT. B. Instruct the mother to give the child Oresol. C. Start the patient on intravenous fluids STAT. D. Refer the client to the physician for appropriate management.
Answer: (B) Instruct the mother to give the child Oresol.
Since the child does not manifest any other danger sign, maintenance of fluid balance and replacement of fluid loss may be done by giving the client Oresol.