Temp when normal is 36-ish. I know it's only slightly raised, but the fact Calpol hasn't changed it makes me worry. I know I'm being a bit OTT, but she was v hospitalised in Feb for swine flu and a very high fever (40+) so I do worry.
If she gets a high fever (that is a temperature of 38.5) you should give Calpol or ibuprofen but otherwise the pale, unwell thing is just a reaction to the bugs running round her body. Don't worry it won't last long.
You should seek help if she is unresponsive, does not urinate or has a fit. Other than that, quiet and rest will do the rest.
I can understand your worry but I really dont think you need to. I really dont and I am a worrier myself! Remember her temp isnt going UP either, thats good.
dd is only 9 weeks and her usual temp is 36 or something ( was checking as she was very hot one day but no fever) but when she had a virus last week it went up to 37.3 and I was told not to worry and that was with her, a tiny baby.
Give it 24 hours, if she doesn't respond to alternate doses of nurofen and calpol, go to the GP. Might be worth taking a urine sample if you can to rule out urine infection. Doesn't sound too bad at the mo though.
Yule, personally I wouldn't be overly concerned by temp of 37.3 with any of my DCs. They wouldn't even get Calpol for that from me.
However it's not just the temp but the overall "condition" of the child.
Trust your instinct, if you are not happy with her, call your out of hours GP service. Even if it's just for some advice over the phone. Here I can call our regular GP and if the surgery is shut it automatically diverts to the out of hours service. Good Luck.
Thanks all. Going to keep an eye on her overnight and take her to the docs in the morning if necessary. Sorry to be one of those inane people that posts asking for help that i could probably google and find - just like the wisdom of other mums!