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    Default Shall I be worried?

    DS had gastro last week and committed for a day and diarrhea for a 2 days followed by a cold and cough. He is still coughing a little bit and a bit if a runny nose but he is generally speaking quite happy. Still no appetite though.
    He had fever during this period too. I gave him Panadol and nurofen and they would reduce his fever down to 37.5.
    What I am worried about is that his temp doesn't seem to go below 37.50, I know this is a low grade temp and probably nothing to worry about but it's just weird usually his temp would go down to 36.8.
    He's 2 years old and is first time this sick for this long, a week now. Took him to the doctors twice and they said just to wait it out and not bother with med if his temp is under 38. Is it normal to have persistent temp of 37.50?
    Would you be worried and what would you do? Keep on giving Panadol?
    Thanks!

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    have you tried nurofen? i find that my kids respond better with nurofen when having temps.

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    Yes I have tried but nothing

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    hmm.. hard one. i'd keep trying the dr's then. hope he's ok soon.

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    I would probably not bother with panadol for such a low grade temp, particularly if he is happy enough. What does his temp go up to with no panadol?

    I would also leave it another 3 or 4 days and see how he is then. DD has had a few lingering viruses like that

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    I would try another gp, in worst case scenario it could be pneumonia

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    How is your DS now tubster? Any improvement?


 

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