DS1 has just spent the last 2 days in my bed running a temp between 38 - 39.5
I stripped him down but had a blanket and doona on him for him to control (pulling up pushng off)
Kept up his fluids and didn't feed him (that sounds awful) ...he didn't ask for food I didn't offer it.
He drank right throughout the first night - the second night he slept better, maybe waking only 3 times for a drink of water.
Got him an ice pack for his nose when it started bleeding.
Today he still feels crappy - but his temp has gone back to normal, his lips and cheeks are normal..I'm bettng his appetite returns tonight.
I only give painkillers if they are complaining of constant aches, or if teh temp goes really high without breaking.
ETA> Oh and LOTS of cuddles