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    Default Is a low temp cause for concern?

    So ds3 is 16 months and had a bad gastro bug from friday until tuesday. He is better now, but last night had a terrible nights sleep and i couldnt get him warm no matter what i did.
    Despite the house being 21 degrees, he is in a long sleeved onsie with a blanket sleeper over the top, i cant get his temp above 35.5?
    Ive tried snuggling him and feeding him under the doona and he still wont warm up. He is also particularly irritable.

    So is a low temp concerning?

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    Yes, It can be. Hypothermia is considered 35 degs and below. If you are worried see a doctor. Maybe ring health direct first? That is what it is called in NSW, I know the other states have the same thing - 24 hour medical advice number.

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    I agree try health direct they are really great. They will definitely be able to tell you what you should do.

    Hope he warms up soon!

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    Low temps in bubs can be a sign of infection get him checked out to be safe!

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    Thanks everyone. It has gone back up very quickly after being so low all night its now 37.1. Im sure somethings going on so it will probably go high now.

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    Hmm back down to 35.6... Dont know whats going on with him

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    Yeah it normally sits around 37 almost exact. Hes only ever had one fever and a slighlty high temp on tuesday this week (37.8) when he had gastro.

    It has gone back up to 36.6 again. While its an ok temp he is quite happy and playing, but i can tell as soon as it drops because he comes to me very whingy.

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    Doctor op! Hope ds is feeling better soon

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    We went to the docs and it didnt do much to ease my mind. It was just the medical centre, and ive had issues with them before but didnt have any other options. Damn canberra and its lack of gps. He just said his body is in overdrive following the bug, didnt even check his temp and said not to worry.
    Ds has just fallen asleep on the floor next to df, ds never ever falls asleep wihout a boob... He is also still feeezing cold despite the heating on 22, a long sleeved legless suit, long socks, wondersuit and blanket sleeper.

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    I wouldn't be happy with that response for the GP. Op is there a health line in the ACT u can call? If he gets worse or the low temp and lethargy continues I would even consider taking him to the hospital. At least u would be put at ease if they said the same as GP.


 

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