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Advice regarding high temp

(5 Posts)
Fluffyblanket17 Mon 13-Nov-17 16:03:53

Just looking for advice, my 5 year old daughter has had a temp for 3 days 39-40 degrees, but no other obvious symptoms. She’s quite pale and had a couple of naps over the weekend, which is unusual but apart from that she’s been ok. How long should I leave it until I contact doctor? I’m usually good at judging when a doctor is needed, and what’s just viral etc, but this time I have no idea. Thanks

Mugshotzforlunch Mon 13-Nov-17 17:09:13

I would ring 111 only because the symptoms sound like sepsis symptoms. Obvs there are more symptoms for sepsis. But high temp, lethergy/excess sleep and paleness (mottled or bluish skin) are 3 of the symptoms.
I know those symptoms can be a number of things including viral but I always err on the side of caution.

Phillipa12 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:13:05

What ^ ^ said. Xx

HappyLandFan Mon 13-Nov-17 17:25:22

Call 111 now.
Hope she feels better soon.

Fluffyblanket17 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:41:18

Thank you, my son has had sepsis a couple of times and was really really poorly so that didn’t cross my mind, I’ll phone 111 now and see what they say. Thank you for your replies xx

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