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    Default Fever help please

    Miss 3 has her very first fever & I'm unsure what to do.

    Highest temp we've had today was 39.5. Panadol has brought to down to 37.9 but she needs it every 4 hours or temp sky rockets again.

    Its too late for the doctors so at what point would you take her to the hospital?

    She's lethargic, upset & a little bit delusional I guess.

    Help please. TIA

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    Please?

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    I would take her to get checked at hospital op. especially if she isn't herself

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    Id probably take her in now if you cant keep her temp down and shes delusional with fever.

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    Yep I'd take her o the hospital too!

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    What do you mean by delusional? Just when her fever is high?

    Personally I would probably wait and alternate panadol and neurofen to keep fever down overnight. Assuming she seems reasonably okay when dosed up I would be happy to wait to see a dr tomorrow.

    I may also call nurse on call to ask their advice.

    ETA just re-read and saw she is upset - if she is upset and miserable even with neurofen I would go to hospital too

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    Thanks Mummies I'm just thinking is there much they can do for her? Wouldn't they just give Panadol? Maybe fluids? And monitor her?

    Sorry we've spent many of hours/days at JHH & It leaves much to be desired.

    What else do they do for high fevers?

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    It depends on how long shes had the fever and if youve been ablw to get fluids into her.

    If you can get fluids into her (a decent amount, not just a bit) and shes only the normal miserable everyone gets when sick and its been less than 24 hours and shes only delusional when the fever spikes and theres no convulsions or anything then Id call the nurse on call and ask their advice.

    Little kids can get dehydrated really quickly.

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    She seems normal for about 2 hours after Panadol, then gets upset/tired & by 4 hours (minimum re dose time) she's phyisically & mentally exhausted.

    Can't give neurofen due to reflux

    I'm thinking ill just keep giving Panadol every 4 hours over night & take her to GP tomorrow.

    Will be 2 doses over what she's allowed in a 24hr period but I figure as a once off she'll be okay?

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    My DD spikes high fevers too. Once she had a fit/convulsion when it hit 40 so I took to hospital. Perfectly normal for young kids to do that apparently until they can regulate temps.
    Hosp said to do panadol every 4 hours and nurofen every 4, but split up.
    Ie panadol now, nurofen in 2 hours, then panadol 2 hours later and so on.
    Aim is to keep temp from spiking up when one drug wears off.

    Hope my rambling makes sense!

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