So I posted yesterday about LOs temp. It was 38.5 at highest yesterday. Today she felt hot again and sure enough her temp was up. Her feet and hands went blue for about 20 mins (whilst I was on the phone to nhs direct!) I was advised to see the doc. I managed to get an appointment with the nurse practitioner and she took her temp. It was 39. She prescribed calpol and I gave her that at 4pm. Her temp has come down a bit. When she's awake she seems fairly bright and has taken all her bottles as usual. I just CANNOT relax I know it's normal to worry but I am feeling sick I'm so worried. Please tell me this is normal. My hubby thinks I need counselling because I'm bursting into tears as I'm so worried. How the hell am I going to cope as she gets older and gets ill I guess it's because there doesn't seem to be anything like a runny nose, cough etc. I'm just so worried about WHY she has a temp
Update.... She wasn't too bad yesterday, her temp did go up to 38.1 at one point. She has had calpol for 3 days in a row now. Her temp was 37.6 this morning. Do I quit the calpol now?? Sounds a tiny bit snotty this morning . Thanks for any help xx
Teething sweety! My LO woke up one Sunday morning with a temp of 39, then had an awful day with her all Monday and on the tuesday morning she woke up with 2bottom teeth through!! She was about the same age your LO is now!
And she's had a terrible day today, her temperature at 4pm was 39.3 (with the Braun thermoscan), please don't worry yourself! If baby is drinking normal amounts and doing wet nappies it's all good x
Thank you so much!! She already has her two bottom ones through but I think her top ones are threatening! I wondered about teething. Should I check her temp through the night?
I wouldn't. Just because you want her to get an undisturbed night's sleep. Babies will definitely let you know if they're overheating, so I'd just pop in once during the night &stick the back of your hand on her head to see if she's boiling. But if you've given calpol again before bed that should help settle the temp down x
definitely sounds like teeth they are nasty little things. I wouldn't wake her up though, I would give calpol before bed and leave the blanket off, babies have a way of letting you know if they're cold
I am not sure if it is teeth. I thought when my LO had a temp between 38 and 39 degrees it was due to teeth but when I saw GP he said they should not get a fever like that due to teething (can sometimes get a little warm but 38 or more is a fever). It turned out my LO had a throat infection. That was a month ago.
This past week or so my LO has had a really nasty cold. I think there are a lot of them about at the moment. My LO has had a high temp on and off for about a 5 days. I tend to give Nurofen when his temp is around 38 degrees or above and/or if he seems in pain. I think from what you say your LO has a cold and is also possibly teething - poor thing.
Also, it is natural to worry about LO. However, I have found that once they have been unwell a couple of times you do handle it better. That probably sounds like I am being a bit dismissive but after my LO has had chicken pox, throat infection and a few colds you do become a little more calmer.
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