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ds has high temp -- how to get it down

(8 Posts)
ilovemydogandmrobama Sun 23-Aug-09 22:34:02

he's had calpol/nurofen.

and seen out of hours gp this afternoon...

goes down and back up. now at 39....

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 23-Aug-09 22:35:08

Cool bath, helped DS last week.

nancy75 Sun 23-Aug-09 22:35:58

strip down to just undies, cool flannel on head and neck

Wonderstuff Sun 23-Aug-09 22:36:40

Call NHS direct or go to casulty? I would be worried about a high temp that wouldn't go down after calpol tbh.

gypsymoon Sun 23-Aug-09 22:36:40

Get in a tepid (not cold, but not hot) bath with him, and bathe him for at least 20 mins...if you have lavender oil put a few drops in, but only after you've turned the taps off.


saladsucks Sun 23-Aug-09 22:36:47

fan on low near where he sleeps?

gypsymoon Sun 23-Aug-09 22:38:19

His temp is high, but not scary high. Remember temps are the body's way of fighting infection. Keep him cool, but don't panic...

ilovemydogandmrobama Sun 23-Aug-09 22:47:18

Thanks! He's just had about a pint of water! he drank it all at once. Have stripped him down/flannel on forehead.

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