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temp 35.4 is that too low?

(5 Posts)
Annabel1 Sun 08-Nov-09 23:16:48

okay so I am behaving like someone who isn't happy without something to worry about but.... ds been poorly with fever. Latest temp reading after dose of paracetamol 35.4 after 38.4 three hours ago. anything to worry about? Usual temp when healthy in the 36's somewhere

dearprudence Sun 08-Nov-09 23:21:04

How old is he?

I well remember fretting when my 8 month old DS's temp was low after his bottle fell off the arm of the sofa and clunked him on the head. He was already poorly which is why I was checking his temp. DH thought I was a lunatic to worry, but I called NHS direct and it was a great help.

herbietea Sun 08-Nov-09 23:25:58

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dutchmanswife Sun 08-Nov-09 23:27:07

My dd3 has just woken with a blocked nose, we've taken her temperature and it reads 34.5. She seems alert and happy, just a bit snuffly. So no answers but interested if someone else can offer an explanation.

Annabel1 Mon 09-Nov-09 20:03:47

Twelve months old. Back to normal today,temp and in himself and thanks for replies. Just to say- was taking temp with ear thermometer, so fairly accurate, as opposed to under arm which can come up l degree lower than actual. Thanks again to mumsnetters for quick responses and not being made to feel silly. interesting that idea of being too poorly to make yourself warm.

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