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when would you consider walk in/hospital

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MsJamieFraser Sat 12-Mar-16 08:21:05

I am more than positive ds1 has a virus, he is aching all over and cant walk or barely talk as when he does he goes all dizzy and his eyes wobble... We have given his Calpol and Ibuprofen and his temp is still 41.8, his temp originally was 42.4 a hour ago.

should we wait it out or consider taking him?

LifeIsChaos Sat 12-Mar-16 08:23:24

I'd be seeking medical attention asap

MsJamieFraser Sat 12-Mar-16 08:23:46

Sorry forgot to say he's stripped down to his under pants and we have a fan that is blowing on him, (cool air, not cold) he is very hot to touch.

beckslovestimmy Sat 12-Mar-16 08:24:27

I would ring 111 I think they would advise going to hospital as you need to get his temp down. You've waited an hour and his temp is still dangerously high. Hope he's better soon.

Ifailed Sat 12-Mar-16 08:24:54

go to A&E asap.

pippistrelle Sat 12-Mar-16 08:24:54

Those temperatures are very high: I'd be seeking help now.

welshpixie Sat 12-Mar-16 08:25:04

If his temperature is that high, take him to hospital now. It may not be a virus and he will become dehydrated very quickly. Good luck.

MaryRobinson Sat 12-Mar-16 08:25:50

How old? At that temp I would go in.

whatdoIget Sat 12-Mar-16 08:25:57

Take him to A & E

Cakedoesntjudge Sat 12-Mar-16 08:26:07

I'd call and ask them what they recommend. How long did it take for his temperature to drop? If it's been a recent drop it could be his fever has broken, in which case I would just regularly monitor it and if it continues to drop hold out.

But him not being able to walk or talk would concern me enough to call and check. Also if there's any particularly bad local viruses doing the rounds at the moment then the walk in centre would know about them. How old is ds1? If very young I would probably take him anyway.

Big hugs and hope he feels better soon, it's horrible when children are poorly x

MakeItRain Sat 12-Mar-16 08:26:08

That is a very dangerous temp. You must get him to a hospital asap.

Cornettoninja Sat 12-Mar-16 08:26:24

Which ever is closest - that's a really high temperature, I'd want him examined asap.

How old is he? I don't think you're meant to artificially cool them down anymore?

MissBeaHaving Sat 12-Mar-16 08:26:45

Contact out of hours,any temperature in a child that won't go down needs looking into, hope he's ok op.

MsJamieFraser Sat 12-Mar-16 08:26:58

Thank you, I did not know if we were being over....

we are taking him to hospital I think, and not walk in?

Cakedoesntjudge Sat 12-Mar-16 08:29:01

Sorry just re read the bit about an hour ago. If he's drinking fluids I would still call and ask their advice if his temp continues to fall, but others are right it is very high and if you're worried, you know your son best so it wouldn't be unreasonable to take him in x

MissBeaHaving Sat 12-Mar-16 08:29:11

If A&E is close go I'd go there,if not i would ring for advice.

MsJamieFraser Sat 12-Mar-16 08:29:25

ds is 10 and never ill... his brother on the other hand...

it took a hour to go down we first gave hima dose of calpol at 6.30am and then the ibuprofen at 7.15 when it went down a little more.

waiting for his dad to scrap the car now...

NoahVale Sat 12-Mar-16 08:29:52

luke warm flannel,
the temperature is his body fighting the infection

MsJamieFraser Sat 12-Mar-16 08:30:04

yes A&E closest

DurhamDurham Sat 12-Mar-16 08:30:10

Phne 111 as they'll advices you where best to take him and it will be logged, then if he has to go to hospital they'll have it recorded and will be expecting him. At least that's what happened when I had to take my daughter in.

Hope he's ok

MissBeaHaving Sat 12-Mar-16 08:36:00

I'd just take him then MsJamie,it's the fastest way for him to be seen.
Hope he's on the mend soon.thanks

Writerwannabe83 Sat 12-Mar-16 09:12:02

When my DS was ill my GP told me that a temperature of 40 or above needs medical attention.

I would just go straight to A&E personally.

phequer Sat 12-Mar-16 09:12:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cornettoninja Sat 12-Mar-16 09:47:02

I hope it's nothing and he perks up soon. Poor thing must feel rotten.

It's hard to judge whether you're over reacting sometimes, but you're doing the right thing. Better to have a medical professional rule out anything sinister given his symptoms.

CakeNinja Sat 12-Mar-16 09:49:45

Temperatures that high need medical attention imo. Dd1 was really hot and Drs said to keep an eye on it to make sure it didn't go over 40. When it did, she was admitted to hospital.

Fingers crossed you're there now and he's being seen flowers

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