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    Quote Originally Posted by babybubbles View Post
    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.
    I am not giving anyone advice, just sharing what we do and having a conversation

    I did post one article.

    And please dont refer to a responsible, loving parent as irresponsible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    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.

    ah yes that would of been the sepsis trio of Abs, glad it was turned out to be viral bet it was scarry but

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    ah yes that would of been the sepsis trio of Abs, glad it was turned out to be viral bet it was scarry but
    Yeah, we were airlifted and it was scary because she was so tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybubbles View Post
    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.
    Just a reminder op asked "what would you have done?" and NOT "what should I do?"

    Reading through this thread I can only see people saying this is what I do/have done and has been a wonderful sharing of experiences ... Maybe I have missed something???

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    And no one said a healthy child couldn't get a temp that high at all. Just that a healthy body will shut if off before it reached 42.4. Convulsions can happen at 38 degrees, as you said it isn't the height of a temp that causes them. And panadol wont stop one if it is going to happen as they are caused by a sudden jump in temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    And no one said a healthy child couldn't get a temp that high at all. Just that a healthy body will shut if off before it reached 42.4. Convulsions can happen at 38 degrees, as you said it isn't the height of a temp that causes them. And panadol wont stop one if it is going to happen as they are caused by a sudden jump in temperature.

    The hight of the temp isnt what caused the temp its how fast it goes up or down, every time DD has had a febrile convulsiion it has been when its on its way up like it has been a case of oh she is a bit hot, Oh sh*t she is fitting its getting hotter, or oh sh*t she is fitting or setting her alarms of and then chekc and see oh thats why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    And no one said a healthy child couldn't get a temp that high at all. Just that a healthy body will shut if off before it reached 42.4. Convulsions can happen at 38 degrees, as you said it isn't the height of a temp that causes them. And panadol wont stop one if it is going to happen as they are caused by a sudden jump in temperature.
    Or sudden drop in temp.

    Someone mentioned tepid bathing, I thought that was a huge no-no? We do cold tap water cloths on neck/groin/wrists. But def not baths!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Or sudden drop in temp.

    Someone mentioned tepid bathing, I thought that was a huge no-no? We do cold tap water cloths on neck/groin/wrists. But def not baths!
    Yes or a drop, you're right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Or sudden drop in temp.

    Someone mentioned tepid bathing, I thought that was a huge no-no? We do cold tap water cloths on neck/groin/wrists. But def not baths!

    yerp that is what i said above how fast it goes up or down not the actual number, It scares me how many people say to put a feverish kid in a bath scary sh*t.

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    The reason I don't like meddling with fevers is that most bugs thrive in the body at 37 degrees. It seems scary and counter productive to me to bring it back down.


 

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