My LO is 6 months and has had an on and off fever of between 38.5 and 38.9 the past two days. He has had a cold for about a week, just runny nose and sneezing, slight cough from the post nasal drip. I went to Dr today she said his throat is a bit red but wanted a urine sample. By the time I got home and he had a nap the pathology was closed so I will have to drop a sample off first thing in morning. I just went in to check on him/feed him and his head feels crazy hot. He's asleep so I didn't want to check his temp but I'm thinking maybe I should wake him, check it or give him some panadol just in case? Is it safe to just let him sleep if he is suffering a fever? He has a fan on in his room as its a little stuffy but I read somewhere you shouldn't put a fan directly on a baby with a fever, should I take him out of his sleeping bag too? I just don't know what to do. I can't go to sleep because I'm so worried about him.
Thanks for reading.