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Can't get dd's temperature down, what should I do?
How old is she? Nurofen not licensed for use for children under 6 months. It is better than calpol for reducing temperatures though, IMO. When did she last have calpol? You can alternate calpol and nurofen to keep on top of it. Also, remove some clothes and tepid sponge as trefusis said.
Tepid bath, leave her to dry on a towel, open window in her room,dress in a bodysuit, cover her only in a sheet, dose up with Nurofen( much better than Calpol at getting a temp down,wet flannel on head, repeat until temp comes down/NHS direct call. Good luck!
Sponging with tepid water - if you use cold water, it's actually counter productive. Just use hand warm water and flannel/sponge. Keep taking temp to find out if it's working. If temp went up any further I'd ring NHS Direct back again. Good luck.
Temp is at 39.2 so it looks like it's coming down a bit.
Forgot about the nurofen will give her that.
The only thing that bothers me a bit is that this morning she rolled her eyes in to the back of her head IYSWIM but immeadiatly after she put her arm over her eyes. She did it again about 10 mins after.
These things always happen when dh is away at work.
Glad to hear it's going down. My DS is prone to high temperatures and a few weeks ago I gave him a lukewarm bath at 2.30am! It only happens when my DH is working/away too and in the middle of the night. Sod's law.
I rang NHS direct back and told them that I've got her temp down so I'm not as worried so there was no need to ring back as I had just settled her back down as well and if the phone rang it would wake her at this time but because I mentioned the eye rolling incident they're insisting someone rings me back. Actually made me feel like I didn't care or something.
How is she this morning? Did you manage to get any sleep at all last night?
This happened to me with dd a few weeks ago - when yep you've guessed it, dh was away. Fortunately, it was only a 24hr thing and apart from setting my alarm every 2 hours in the night to check on her and make sure she wasn't too hot...I think I got away with it lightly. Hope everything is OK now though.
Got to bed at 2 [eyes like pee holes in the snow emoticon]!
DD then woke at 7 so I put her in my room and let her play with a jigsaw while a napped a little!
She seems alot better now, I don't know where the temp came from cos she'd been fine, no poorly signs at all.
Thanks for asking though.
Can really sympathise with you. My dd gets a lot of urine infections which give her huge temperatures. She also does the eye rolling thing- I was told by a nurse its called a rigor, doesn't cause any probs but is quite scary to see. If I was you I'd go to the doc just to be on the safe side.