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Frequent high temperatures

(7 Posts)
pudseypie Mon 23-Sep-13 22:23:54

my ds 22 months always gets a very temp of 40 degrees with anything. We are used to it now. My dm says my db was the same.

fattyfattybumbum Mon 23-Sep-13 21:43:53

Hmm, thank you both, that's strangely reassuring, although I'm sorry your dc get this too... I've not checked for a uti, although I could do that quite easily as I've got some test strips from when I had a run of kidney infections.

It's just so anxiety provoking, and irritating, because I know he's basically going to be out of action for 2-3 days each time...

steppemum Mon 23-Sep-13 21:30:56

I have 3 dcs and my youngest really gets temperatures. She too has had a temp this weekend. Older sister has a gippy tummy, (no temp) but dd2 had just the temp and it was 40C.

She even spent a week in hospital aged 18 months as her temp just kept going up as soon as the calpol wore off.

I feel much more laid back about it now, I give her calpol, and that usually brings it down.
I only worry if the calpol or ibuprofen doesn't work

thinkofthemoney Mon 23-Sep-13 21:18:24

An opus? I've no idea where that came from.
I get so anxious...

Forgetfulmog Mon 23-Sep-13 21:17:51

He hasn't got a uti has he? Dd has just had one & the only real symptom was a high temp

thinkofthemoney Mon 23-Sep-13 21:17:49

My ds is exactly the same, high temp every few weeks when his older sister never did this.
After a particularly bad run we did find he had a urine infection so always worth getting checked out. I think some dc are just more prone to temps and picking up every virus going. I get so an opus with every temp though, it's hard isn't it?

fattyfattybumbum Mon 23-Sep-13 21:14:30


just looking for some advice really. My ds has just turned 5. Ever since he was a baby his temperature has shot through the roof every single time he catches any kind of cough or cold or virus. I've got 2 other children and the way his body reacts is different to my other children...

Sometimes he seems to get a high temperature for no apparent reason, it will last 2-3 days with a temp of 39-40, but with no other symptoms. When he was younger this would happen every 2-3 weeks. things got better for a while, but we're back to every 3 weeks again. Poor thing just feels so rotten... He's clearly caught a cold, sniffing etc, but his temp is 40 again.

I'm just wondering if anyone else's children have experienced this; is it something I should take him to the Dr about or will he grow out of it? tbh I'm a little sick of being dismissed by the Dr... if I didn't have the other children I'd just assume this is how kits are when they're ill, but I know it's not, he just seems to react so extremely...

any advice would be really helpful, thank you!

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