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    Default When do you worry about a fever?

    My DD went to daycare this morning, they called around 9am as she had a temp of 38.7, they gave Panadol and she had a sleep. When she woke temp was still at 38.5 so I approved for them to give her nurofeon. Hy DH went and lucked her up around 130, at which pint her temp was normal, 37.2.

    When I got home around 5, her temp was back up in 38's, then before bed it hit 39.8, gave nurofeon again and within a couple of hours it was high 37's/low 38's so the nurofeon was working.

    It's now been 4 hours since nurofeon and her temp is back up to 38.7 but she's sound asleep.

    I'm paranoid to go to sleep...I don't know if I should get her up and give her Panadol?!

    Any suggestions?

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    Let her sleep. Her body could fight whatever is causing the temperature and she could very well be better in the morning.

    If it was me, I wouldn't give anymore and see if she fights it herself. If she's still got a temp in morning, I would reassess.

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    My DS2 would always have high temps when sick. The gp would always refer us to the hospital but they would say not to come in unless the temp is over 40 and won't come down with nurofen.

    I'd continue with the nurofen and panadol, maybe a cool bath or washer to help, and just monitor the temp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Let her sleep. Her body could fight whatever is causing the temperature and she could very well be better in the morning.

    If it was me, I wouldn't give anymore and see if she fights it herself. If she's still got a temp in morning, I would reassess.
    Exactly this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    My DS2 would always have high temps when sick. The gp would always refer us to the hospital but they would say not to come in unless the temp is over 40 and won't come down with nurofen.

    I'd continue with the nurofen and panadol, maybe a cool bath or washer to help, and just monitor the temp.

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    I have her a bath early this afternoon, it was a bad move as her body temp dropped so quickly that she was shivering so bad. Health nurse said it's not good as they go into shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Let her sleep. Her body could fight whatever is causing the temperature and she could very well be better in the morning.

    If it was me, I wouldn't give anymore and see if she fights it herself. If she's still got a temp in morning, I would reassess.
    Thank you. My DH has gone to sleep in her room while I lay her wide awake.

    I'm just so worried it will get higher while I'm asleep.

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    I'm the same; I panic a bit when they're sick and usually end up sleeping on their floor in their bedroom.
    Keep a record of the temps & times- it's usually the first thing the dr will ask.
    Not any advice, but you'll find your parenting radar will be on 100% tonight, and that's all you can do.
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    maybe set an alarm to wake you up in 2 hrs?

    I agree - let her sleep. Bodies fight infection better at higher temperatures, thats why you get a fever when you are sick ... but too high obviously isnt good as it can lead to febrile convulsions and stuff.

    My general rule of thumb was anything over 40 I would call or see a dr if it wouldnt come down with panadol. Or if it persisted more than a couple of days. (or if she was in obvious distress)


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    Personally I'd get my DD up at that stage only because she has febrile convulsions quite regularly so I freak it.

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    I was in the same position last night. Checked my DS before bed and his temp was 38.5. I left him asleep in only a nappy and singlet. I was stressed to. He slept all night and when he woke up his temp was 37.9.

    I don't really have much advice but like PP have said, their little bodies are fighting the infection. When I took my DS to the children's hospital I found out their policy is to just strip the child down and not administer panadol. I still give panadol but always strip him down too.

    I hope she's better soon.


 

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