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kirstyPM5L Avatar
8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
my lil boy 21months old is ill, he has a temperaure of 38.1c he keeps crying he was sick once last night (about 630pm) not been sick since but his eyes keep going droopy. any ideas whats wrong? am I overeacting if I take him to drs? I can't get any calpol in to him.
it came on suddenly yesterday afternoon, he was fine in the morning
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
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#1
does he seem in pain? is he lifeless? or lively?
#2
louloo
does he seem in pain? is he lifeless? or lively?


he is slumped on the couch at the mo leaning on me, his heads keeps wobberling and he keeps fidgeting
#3
deffo take him the docs.... it doesn't matter what is wrong with him, if you're unsure, take him. there's a flu bug going around at the minute so it could just be that but better to always be safe than sorry.
try getting some calpol into him tho as this will reduce his temperature. hope he is better soon :friends:
#4
Have you tried calling NHS Direct? You're his mummy you know when somethign isn't right. I wouldn't hesitate to call NHS Direct if my little one was unwell.
#5
Probably just a virus, try with the Calpol or Nurofen again and strip him down if his temp fets too high. His eyes are probably droopy cos having a carp sleep. If you think it is something more than that then yes make an appointment with the GP
#6
As for the calpol have you got a little syringe rather than a spoon? :)
#7
ring the docs as soon as they open and get an emergency appointment for today.......only they can advise and put your mind at rest, xxxx
#8
NHS Direct number 08 45 46 47 if you need it
#9
I'd take him docs, definitely!

In the mean time wipe him down with a warm flannel to cool him down. Make sure its warm not cold, a cold one will push his temp higher.
#10
xsazzyjayx
As for the calpol have you got a little syringe rather than a spoon? :)


yes tried both but he gets really worked up and I dont want to stress him out too much.

he keeps nodding off for a few seconds then wakes up again I think I'll get him in drs, they'll probably say its a virus but just incase thanks everyone just feel like a worry wart sometimes!
#11
just got him in at drs at 9.15, thanks everyone, I'll let you know how he gets on x
#12
Bless him, hope he feels better soon xx
#13
kirsty1981
just got him in at drs at 9.15, thanks everyone, I'll let you know how he gets on x


Oh good, I really hope the little one will be ok :)
#14
kirsty1981
yes tried both but he gets really worked up and I dont want to stress him out too much.

he keeps nodding off for a few seconds then wakes up again I think I'll get him in drs, they'll probably say its a virus but just incase thanks everyone just feel like a worry wart sometimes!


you shouldn't do... mothers always know when there's something wrong. as prev said, strip him down to keep him cool. even if he looks cold and is shivering.
banned#15
Take him Doctors NOW!
#16
God I can't believe you would even come on here for advice on something concerning your kid. If in doubt get him to the doctors, this is what we pay taxes for. How would you feel if it were (heaven forbid) something serious and you caused more harm by missing out on vital hours.

Now away with you, ring the docs !!!!!!!!!!!!!
#17
i would call doctor out wouldnt wait for them to open but if not call nhs helpline they are really helpfull doctor ring back and advise you what to do
#18
my lil girl who is 13 months had same symptoms other day which i believe was flu as i have it now she was having cal pol cough and cold med she wouldn't play she wanted to cwtch all day wit me she didn't sleep properly for night and really didnt seem happy at one point her eyes were rolling and she didnt seem 2 know what day it was i rung nhs direct dont know y because they weren't any good to me she's getting better but the temp was there for two days she was 38.3 for 2 days was told basically worry when it hit 39 i was also told cooling wit a luke warm flannel made her worst as the body was fighting to get the temp back so she was burning up more they made me fell worst than what i did before i rung.
#19
boath mine have been the same the doc said it was a viral chest infection and a cold so they boath have antibiotics
#20
I very much doubht anyone on here is a qualifed doctor so ring NHS direct or get him to your GP now FFS!!
#21
sarahpawsey21uk
my lil girl who is [COLOR="Red"]13 months [/COLOR]had same symptoms other day which i believe was flu as i have it now she was having [COLOR="red"]cal pol cough and cold[/COLOR] med she wouldn't play she wanted to cwtch all day wit me she didn't sleep properly for night and really didnt seem happy at one point her eyes were rolling and she didnt seem 2 know what day it was i rung nhs direct dont know y because they weren't any good to me she's getting better but the temp was there for two days she was 38.3 for 2 days was told basically worry when it hit 39 i was also told cooling wit a luke warm flannel made her worst as the body was fighting to get the temp back so she was burning up more they made me fell worst than what i did before i rung.


Just to let you know that cough and cold medicines are NO LONGER RECCOMMENDED OR LICENCED for children under 2!
#22
i have benylin childrens cough and cold 1-2 one 2.5 ml every 6 to 8 hours from when shewas ill few weeks ago she gets alot of colds every time her teeth come through
#23
sarahpawsey21uk
i was also told cooling wit a luke warm flannel made her worst as the body was fighting to get the temp back so she was burning up more they made me fell worst than what i did before i rung.


it doesnt make them worse if its a warm flannel, my daughter was ill when she was young and I was told by the hospital and my GP to do it. if you use a cold flannel it makes things worse as the skin is the body's thermostat, so if it feels cold on the skin, the temp will go up, warm on skin, temp down.. has to be warm. Best thing to do it strip them down, sponge down the arms, legs and face, then cover them with a light sheet. Whoever told you that you were wrong was out of order, they should have just told you to make sure the flannel was warm, not cold.
#24
sarahpawsey21uk
i have benylin childrens cough and cold 1-2 one 2.5 ml every 6 to 8 hours from when shewas ill few weeks ago she gets alot of colds every time her teeth come through


Still not reccommended!
#25
just read up they have changed the age from 1 to 2 for benylin but i also read its dont cough and cold now proven they dont make um better they just make um lil bit comfortable well thank you for ur help but know one told me but i should expect it as they always change things like when to start feeding dont do it this way do it that way but thanks anyway
#26
sarahpawsey21uk
just read up they have changed the age from 1 to 2 for benylin but i also read its dont cough and cold now proven they dont make um better they just make um lil bit comfortable well thank you for ur help but know one told me but i should expect it as they always change things like when to start feeding dont do it this way do it that way but thanks anyway


No probs :thumbsup:
I know what you mean, the packages of medicines still have from 1 year on htm eventhough the advise is not to be taken by under 2's! Would have thought that the drug companies would be able to change the age a bit quicker on the labelling.
#27
ChipSticks
it doesnt make them worse if its a warm flannel, my daughter was ill when she was young and I was told by the hospital and my GP to do it. if you use a cold flannel it makes things worse as the skin is the body's thermostat, so if it feels cold on the skin, the temp will go up, warm on skin, temp down.. has to be warm. Best thing to do it strip them down, sponge down the arms, legs and face, then cover them with a light sheet. Whoever told you that you were wrong was out of order, they should have just told you to make sure the flannel was warm, not cold.


thats what im saying woman in nhs direct told me and iv always known to cool them down with warm water she told me we dont do this anymore she wasn't any good to me at all should ov know from when my oldest was ill back last yr she was being sick constant and they said she sounds fine and told me if i went down hospital without them sending me doc wouldn't see really annoyed me so i think i wont b useing them again if im at all worried i'll just go down
#28
little bit of info for you...if you child isnt good at taking calpol tc...you can get the little tablets that you pop up there youknow
#29
all i can say is parents no best about their own children two years ago my son who was fourteen at time went a bed normal and i always check mine when i go bed all was fine at five next morning was woken by loud noises sounded like someone was down stair (it was so loud neighbour thought they had a burgular)
it was my son sleep waking he then collapsed felt his hands and feet which were freezing called ambulance because a week before on gmtv they were talking about meningitis and they spoke about all the symptoms and one was cold hands and feet to cut a long story short he had viral meningitis which then lead to encephalitis but thankfully he has recoved
#30
akme
little bit of info for you...if you child isnt good at taking calpol tc...you can get the little tablets that you pop up there youknow


and i can see that being accepted if he wont let her give him calpol orally:roll:
#31
hope he's ok
#32
louloo
and i can see that being accepted if he wont let her give him calpol orally:roll:


worked with my child :roll:
#33
Just got back his temp was 39.5c at docs, dr not sure thinks it may be an ear infection has sent him home with stronger paracetamol and anti biotics and told me to check his temp 20 mins after getting medicine into him if his temp doesn't come down to take him in as an emergency cos when a childs temp hits 40c they can have convulsions? he's now laying next to me in his vest, just gonna let hime calm down abit then going to try his paracetamol.... how do i go about it? I know he needs it... is it a case of forcing it down him?
#34
Fill a 5ml syringe, squeeze both his cheeks with one hand so he cant spit it down and empty the contents of the syringe in his mouth. Dont let go of his cheeks until he swallows. Sounds harsh but it works!
1 Like #35
you have to do whatever it takes to get the paracetomol down him Im afraid.......my youngest had febrile convulsions and trust me.....they are really upsetting and frankly quite scary x
#36
got some paracetamol down him and he sicked it all up everywhere straight away took him back to drs they took temp again, 39.6c been told to bring him home again keep trying with paracetamol and fluids and to ring them back at 1pm. hes sleeping at the mo
#37
kirsty1981
got some paracetamol down him and he sicked it all up everywhere straight away took him back to drs they took temp again, 39.6c been told to bring him home again keep trying with paracetamol and fluids and to ring them back at 1pm. hes sleeping at the mo


awww bless him..... keep an eye on him... hope he's ok x
#38
Hope he's ok
#39
it sounds so cruel but my eldest i had to put on the floor and sit on him to get meds down him.....my others were fine-except youngest now 6 who sometimes i have to do same with him-i know he is ill but my kids would ofen laugh cos i was doing it. Its got to be done. I hope he keeps the next lot down...i have added it to juice too before now. I always use a syringe from the pharmacy as you can usually give it even when they are half asleep.
#40
Ring them nack at 1pm? That's worrying. When he wakes up, if he's still unwell you should take him to A&E x

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