Let me preface this by saying I have two children with no health issues ... I have a digital thermometer that I haven't used in over two years.
I used to but when ds was 20mo we went to we for a high fever lethargic and rash ... They were great and fortunately the rash was caused by the fever so nothing major. The advice we were given by paed dr was to not worry about the number but rather the condition of the child ... If child is lethargic, rash, not drinking (no wet nappies) - er immediately ; of child has fever but is drinking and responsive to continue to manage it at home. Dh and I have subscribed to this ever since
I would've called the after hours house call doctors.
Kenz has never had a fever and not had other symptoms always tachicardia and working hard to breath, shooting up her sugars then bottoming them out, febrile convulsions etc she goes the whole hog the little bugger
Yes of course, we don't not go to hospital (though I don't remember the last time any of us went to a GP or anything) We wouldn't go for something like they have now, which is an awful flu with really high temps though unless we thought someone was getting dehydrated or pneumonia or something.
She was treated with 3 different IV antibiotics and an anti viral because she was only 12 days old at the time. It turned out to be viral thank God but they started treating straight away before they got the results.
The irresponsibility in this thread is kind of scary and I hope no one is taking the advice in here seriously. A healthy child most certainly can get temps that high, and suffer convulsions at fevers lower than 40 and a number of other complications. I dont think anyone should be taking advice that it's safe to allow a small child to reach a temp of 42 or anything over 40-41 to be perfectly honest.
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