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Do you wake a sleep toddler with a high temp?

(7 Posts)
Clare123 Mon 09-Nov-09 21:18:54

Just wondering what I sould do. My toddler, 2.3 and was very snotty today. I just checked on him and he was hot, so took his temp at 38.6. He is still asleep. Should I wake him up to give him calpol?

waitingforbedtime Mon 09-Nov-09 21:23:13

Well...........I have in the past given 2.5 ml of nurofen VERRRRRRRY slowly in a syringe whilst ds slept on the advise of a NHS nurse but I felt a bit uncomfortable about it so not sure its right thing to do.

I take it youve tried all the non medicinal ways to get temp down first?

Clare123 Mon 09-Nov-09 21:26:21

Yes, turned off central heating, took duvet off and opened his bedroom door.
Might try to take pj off??

waitingforbedtime Mon 09-Nov-09 21:27:23

Has he got a vest on? If so yes Id take PJs off. You dont want him getting TOO cold either.

Oh and put socks on him - sounds counter-intuitive but it helps them regulate their temperature.

FourArms Mon 09-Nov-09 21:27:37

I find I can sit DS1 up, give him some calpol, and he goes straight back to sleep. Could you try this?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 09-Nov-09 21:28:22

I'd leave it at that as long as it doesn't go up any higher.

A temperature is the bodies way of fighting off the infection so if he can sleep with the temp then he'll be getting better ifkwim.

Clare123 Mon 09-Nov-09 21:41:42

It has gone down a little. 37.9. Going to wait until I go to bed and see how he is.

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