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If a child with a temp is asleep..

(11 Posts)
corblimeymadam Sun 03-Mar-13 22:32:05

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HappySunflower Sun 03-Mar-13 22:21:51

I've always managed to gently administer a dose of infant paracetamol or ibupbrofen whilst my dd is still asleep. We use syringes though, which makes it easier.

ilovesushi Sun 03-Mar-13 22:17:08

WAKE HIM UP! I didn't know this and was told off by a doctor for letting my son sleep with a temperature. His heart beat was very fast and his breathing laboured. It can be very very dangerous to let them sleep.

TreadOnTheCracks Sun 03-Mar-13 20:33:28

I have an ear thermometer which is fab as mentioned above. All of mine will wake briefly take medicine and go straight back off to sleep, (even DD who is a terrible sleeper) so I usually dose them up as I go off to bed then check them during the night.

Hope she's better very soon.

pixi2 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:18:32

Hope she is ok. I would have the calpol at the side of me ready to administer if/when they awoke in the night and leave them to sleep. Sleep is good.

nannyof3 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:09:45

Hope shes ok.. It was awhile ago, but i would of woke her

dikkertjedap Sun 03-Mar-13 08:01:36

If you have an ear thermometer you can take her temperature without waking her. If her temperature is 39.5 or higher I would wake her and give ibuprofen or calpol depending on what is due.

In a hospital setting they do wake them to give medication, even if the only medication is calpol.

ScottyDoc Sun 03-Mar-13 06:58:12

Leave her but keep a proper eye on her, and if she seems unresponsive, any strange rash etc, take her straight to hospital. Calpol is fine but won't do a ton, the fact she's burning is a good indication that her body is fighting off an infection/virus, so best things are just rest and plenty if fluids. Just let her sleep and keep a watch on her breathing and general temperature. Lots of awful bugs going around at the moment so stay in and keep cosy smile

IllGetOverIt Sun 03-Mar-13 06:57:27

I would wake. Dise with calpol/nurofen.Offer milk/ juice and re settle.

I know you wrote this a couple if hours ago. Hope she's feeling better soon.

Supergiggle Sun 03-Mar-13 06:54:14

For me it would depend on how the child was feeling, are they well in themselves otherwise? What other symptoms are they? My daughter tends to hallucinate with a high temp and gets sick too so I would wake her, her twin sister however I would leave to sleep as long as it wasn't crazy high and she wasn't in any discomfort

corblimeymadam Sun 03-Mar-13 03:24:34

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