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PLEASE HELP! Have just taken ds2 temp as he feels boiling
registered after much squirming at 36.8 but I'm sure it went above 38 the first time I tried-what is this in fareinheit? Cant get him to the Drs as ds1 has the first day of raging chickenpox and is really ill too.
Dropinthe, this sounds a little bit high - have you given him calpol/ibuprofen? I'd phone your G.P. and speak to him - (my g.p.'s surgery allows me to speak to a doctor in surgery hours). Ask his advice, he may offer to come and see him at your house - if you doesn't ask him!
is there something going round with high temp? I just came on here to see if there was anything useful as dd has a temp of 38 but seems well otherwise, red cheeks so sent home from school (5).. I'm assuming she's ok ... but no idea what's caused it. don't know of chicken pox going round here.
I think it's only worrying to GP's if the temp starts creeping into the 39.** degrees. As I'm sure you know already just make sure he isn't weating very much.... just a vest to be keep him cooler. Is he drinking water okay?
dropinthe, sponging him with tepid water will help too. We find that Ibuprofen takes longer to kick in but lasts longer and is more effective on temp reduction than Calpol with dd. But Calpol acts much quicker and is good for pain relief. Hope both of them feel better soon.
Dinosaur What makes you think that? I'm very sorry to hear it...
Eowyn - My Childminder is still taking DD 8.5mths(who caught it from ds and is totally covered!)...as she doesn't mind if her ds catches it.... better sooner than later. But Ds Nursery (where he caught it!!) wouldn't take him even though ALL the oterh kids had had it and the staff had already been exposed! Weird.
It's really difficult juggling it isn't it.
Ameriscot2005 - My wee formula mustn't work for higher temperatures! Oooops.
Thanks for the advice -he has just recovered from the pox-have stripped him,dosed him on Nurofen(alternating with Calpol)-I was just concerned because he wouldnt keep still long enough for me to get an accurate reading-however,he is now running round the living room hitting ds1(who is three)-he is only one!!