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6 year old with a temperature of 39 - does he need a doctor?
might sound obvious to some, but I hate to waste the time of the emergency doc. DS has been ill for the last 2 days, lethargic, headache (at times), feverish, has been sick today (twice), has temperature of 39 which is not coming down despite nurofen/calpol all day and yesterday. No sore throat or ear pain. Does he need the doctor or will it just be viral/wasting their time??
Panic over. Doctor called, reassured me that it will probably be viral, but I can call back at any time and they will see him. In the last half an hour temperature is coming down and DS asked for a biscuit and said he feels fine