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Minor temp - advice?

(10 Posts)
CarpeJugulum Wed 27-Mar-13 16:42:35

DS (2yrs 6mo) has a cold. A real stinker complete with cough and snot.

He has a temp of 39 degrees, but is happy in himself IYSWIM, he's been playing a bit, but mostly curled up on me and watching DVD's - typical sick kid stuff.

But... he's breathing quite "pant-ily" and the temp isn't really coming down with calpol, dropping to low 38's instead. He's due his next dose about now, but I'm delaying it for a bit so he gets it before bed.

What point would you drag yours out to the GP? (Disclaimer: I'm paranoid and don't cope well when others are ill!)

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 27-Mar-13 17:23:28

I'd ring now if his breathing isn't as it should be. The temperature wouldn't bother me, I am a great believer in a high temperature being the body's way of killing whatever bug it is but the breathing would worry me.

rubyrubyruby Wed 27-Mar-13 17:24:03

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MandragoraWurzelstock Wed 27-Mar-13 17:29:29

I think that's a pretty high fever tbh

I'd call OOH and see if they want to see him

Hope he is well soon xx

hellsbells76 Wed 27-Mar-13 17:30:01

Yep, raised resps and a temp that isn't coming down with calpol probably nerds looking at. Have you tried nhs direct?

Badvoc Wed 27-Mar-13 17:37:18

Call your gp and get him seen at end of surgery or walk in centre.

BeaWheesht Wed 27-Mar-13 18:14:07

Dd is the same age and has had exactly this this week. I'd get him seen. Also if he's big for his age he may need a weight based dosage to bring temp down so ask about that.

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 27-Mar-13 19:56:26

If Calpol isn't bringing his temp down I would get him checked out. Hope he feels better soon.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 27-Mar-13 21:40:05

How is he Carpe?

SunflowersSmile Thu 28-Mar-13 14:40:10

Hoping all well Carp. My ds age 3 regularly goes between 39 and 40 if unwell. I alternate calpol and nurofen. It does mean you don't always have to wait 4 hours before giving more medicine to try and relieve temp and symptoms.

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