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DD8 - Day 3 of High temp

(14 Posts)
The2Ateam Tue 16-Aug-16 17:23:58

Hi - DD8 was complaining of nausea on Saturday, and by Sunday had a temp of 38+ Even with Calpol, severe sore throat& shivering. GP said tonsillitis on Monday morning & gave anti b's, so it's our second day in them. DD is having Calpol and Ibruphen aroubd the clock, but temp isn't falling below 38, or if it does shoots up again. She is fairly perky still, but when should expect her fever to ease off a bit? Thank you x

summertimeandtheweatheris Tue 16-Aug-16 18:34:51

If it is bad tonsillitis the temperature will linger, I guess it shows the body is still fighting the infection. My eldest (7)has had a temp of 38/39 temp since Friday - GP gave antibiotics Monday, so day 2 of those & still 39+ and only comes down to 38, but similar to your DD ok in himself & eating a bit & drinking plenty.

The2Ateam Tue 16-Aug-16 21:55:04

Sounds similar, I really hope they're better soon x

Moom72 Sat 20-Aug-16 13:31:50

My little one always puts in a solid 5 day temp with stuff like this! I know it's not great to hear but the doc is never worried as he says 5 days is fine. Honestly you could set your watch by it! Hope your little one is feeling better xxx

Badders123 Sat 20-Aug-16 13:53:42

With tonsillitis the temp can linger sadly
Do take her back Monday if it's still there though as she may need a swab and a targeted anti biotic

Squabblesallaround Sat 20-Aug-16 14:01:13

Is she 8yrs or ds number 8? If 8yrs old current advice is stripping off, Cool showers and/or flannels for temp rather than constant doses of paracetamol. Abx can take 48-72hrs to kick in so hopefully you should see some improvement soon. Horrid when they are poorly, Hope she is better soon

The2Ateam Sat 20-Aug-16 14:05:53

Thanks all! She lost the temp on Wednesday, and is feeling much better thankfully. Xx

Squabblesallaround Sat 20-Aug-16 14:09:10

Ah, didn't see the date of OP. Glad she is improved

The2Ateam Sat 20-Aug-16 14:16:14


HandbagHelper Sat 20-Aug-16 14:38:10

I am glad for your recent replies as it meant I saw this thread. I am next to a snoring child with a high temp diagnosed with tonsillitis a few hours ago. I have been so worried about not being able to get temps down.

Glad your DC is on the mend.

Squabblesallaround Mon 22-Aug-16 18:02:31

How is you DC feeling now handbag?

And your ateam?

The2Ateam Mon 22-Aug-16 18:37:11

Mine's much better thanks. Finished anti b's. Your DC? X

HandbagHelper Thu 25-Aug-16 08:45:02

We had a rough few days - ended up with 3 GP visits as temps just kept rising and I could see no improvement. It ended up being 4 days before they went down. I was so worried and am so glad things have improved. Thanks for asking.

The2Ateam Mon 29-Aug-16 12:29:50

Sorry missed this! Glad DC is ok. Yes temp was very worrying wasn't it.

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