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my daughter has a temp of 38.6 c

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
hi can anyone give me any advice, my daughter is 7months old and has a temp of 38.6, shes fine in herself, not crying or acting different than usual, shes still smiling and laughing. shes had the temp since about half 5. ive turned my heating off and taken a layer of clothing off her but her temp is staying the same. ive given her some calpol aswel. should i be worried as i read a temp over 38 is classed as a fever. i know its not that much higher than 38 but with her being my first child i havent much experience with things like this. thanks.
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#1
im not sure about what tempretures mean

but you should perhaps give nhs direct line a call

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/sat/InitialAssessment/

0845 46 47

can get their opinion soon

24hr nurse who will be able to help you and guide you with proper professional advice
#2
In my opinion, if she is still smiling and seems happy I would not be worried. Obviously I would keep an eye on her. It is difficult when its the first, I do remember being worried about almost everything!

If you are unhappy though, as with previous post you could always give NHS Direct a ring - just to give you piece of mind.
#3
i would put her in a wee cool bath, if she's awake.
giving her calpol every 4 hrs, sleep her in a wee vest to keep her cool and dont overheat her with too many blankets
#4
tinz11
In my opinion, if she is still smiling and seems happy I would not be worried. Obviously I would keep an eye on her. It is difficult when its the first, I do remember being worried about almost everything!


i thought it might be with her teething but ive read a temperature cant be caused by teething and ive read it can so dont know. i think i will give nhs a call later if shes still the same or gets worse.
#5
My son had a similar temp and they said wait to see if calpol or something similiar brings it down.... He has a bug sickness and diarreah and no milk for two days and they just say keep giving him fluids.... Hope it goes down soon!!!
#6
alfie and harrys mum
i would put her in a wee cool bath, if she's awake.
giving her calpol every 4 hrs, sleep her in a wee vest to keep her cool and dont overheat her with too many blankets



shes still awake just about to have her last bottle, shes eating and drinking normal aswel. im going to leave her in her vest and see if she cools down.
#7
alfie and harrys mum
i would put her in a wee cool bath, if she's awake.
giving her calpol every 4 hrs, sleep her in a wee vest to keep her cool and dont overheat her with too many blankets


:thumbsup:
#8
good idea just mop her brow with a wee cool cloth too
suspended#9
try putting a cool flannel/cloth on back of neck see if that cools her down, and yes my DD got a temp when she was teething
#10
craigk8163
My son had a similar temp and they said wait to see if calpol or something similiar brings it down.... He has a bug sickness and diarreah and no milk for two days and they just say keep giving him fluids.... Hope it goes down soon!!!


Is he keeping down fluids and the calpol?

Also - with reference to the teething, I can remember my children having alsorts when they were teething and almost certain a temperature some of the times.
[mod][Moderator]#11
It's recommended that any baby under 12 mths with a temp higher than 38 should be seen by a Dr, give Calpol, but ring nhs direct, baby's temp can rise very quickly and cause febrile convulsions.

btw how are you measuring temp?
#12
alfie and harrys mum
good idea just mop her brow with a wee cool cloth too


ive been doing that aswel, im probably worrying over nothing but with her being my first child. it doesnt help as our tv gives off alot of heat aswel. its nice and cool in the bedroom so she will hopefully cool down when she comes to bed.
#13
i was always told a cold flannel and baths were bad ideas as your body tries harder to warm up, so it wouldn't cool you down for long
#14
I'd say try calpol too - and cool water to drink. Should bring it down eventually but if not I'd phone NHS24 just for the advice. They'll keep you right.
#15
tinz11
Is he keeping down fluids and the calpol?

Also - with reference to the teething, I can remember my children having alsorts when they were teething and almost certain a temperature some of the times.


yeah shes having food and milk fine and kept the calpol down.
#16
What made you take her temperature, if she is otherwise well?
#17
wishihadadonkey
It's recommended that any baby under 12 mths with a temp higher than 38 should be seen by a Dr, give Calpol, but ring nhs direct, baby's temp can rise very quickly and cause febrile convulsions.

btw how are you measuring temp?


ive got a digital thermometer which goes in her ear, not a fancy one its just from asda.
#18
Penny Saver
What made you take her temperature, if she is otherwise well?


i had her on my knee cuddling her and her head was near mine and i could feel her head felt hotter than usual.
#19
pink-ka
i had her on my knee cuddling her and her head was near mine and i could feel her head felt hotter than usual.


Ah, well maybe don't rely too much on the thermometer reading. I used to have to take my temperature when I was TTC, and it was differing constantly. Really unreliable. If you think she's otherwise well, don't worry yourself over it, just take a layer off and give her a glass of squash or something. I use the thermometer on the kids just to confirm what I already know really, if you think they're poorly and running a bit hotter than usual it's a good thing to use to double check - but she sounds fine.
#20
Ring Nhs 24
#21
tinz11
Is he keeping down fluids and the calpol?

Also - with reference to the teething, I can remember my children having alsorts when they were teething and almost certain a temperature some of the times.


Yeah he is keeping water and calpol down.....

To the OP my son is over a year now and he always got a temp with his teeth, he still does..... its a nightmare.....
suspended#22
i would prob ring nhs direct , just for my self but they will tell you to use calpol to keep down the temp, lots of fluids and to put her just in a vest... :)
#23
Penny Saver
Ah, well maybe don't rely too much on the thermometer reading. I used to have to take my temperature when I was TTC, and it was differing constantly. Really unreliable. If you think she's otherwise well, don't worry yourself over it, just take a layer off and give her a glass of squash or something. I use the thermometer on the kids just to confirm what I already know really, if you think they're poorly and running a bit hotter than usual it's a good thing to use to double check - but she sounds fine.


thanks, i think she is fine as she doesnt seem ill. i think its me worrying from reading stuff on the net and jumping to conclusions. i will still keep my eye on her as her forhead still feels warmer than usual.
#24
Do yourself a favour, instead of random guesses and well meant unknown reassurances, phone nhs direct or better still for a young baby phone out of hours.

Let a dr call you back and talk to them about symptoms and decide if they should just leave it or see the child, just to be safe, dr's are very cautious with babies under 12 months and raised temperatures as has already been stated.

Speak to a dr, especially when it involves young children, let them be the judge of the symptoms, at least you will have given them a chance to asses, in person or by phone, it's their job.
#25
wishihadadonkey
It's recommended that any baby under 12 mths with a temp higher than 38 should be seen by a Dr, give Calpol, but ring nhs direct, baby's temp can rise very quickly and cause febrile convulsions.

btw how are you measuring temp?


I Agree, Always keep a close eye as things can turn nasty,(not to scare you) 7 months olds are not like adults.
#26
How's your little girl? Is she any better today?
banned#27
ooh my fav .. possible health issues with your offspring and you ask some total randoms on a shopping site for help... WTF

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/.... ask these non randoms:roll:
#28
kaks26
How's your little girl? Is she any better today?


hi thanks for asking, she seems fine, her temp went down last night so just think it might of been to hot in the house, our tv gives off alot of heat especially when the ps3s on aswel. i think i was worrying to much as ive been taking her temp every few hours and its not been above 38.
#29
dog_cop
ooh my fav .. possible health issues with your offspring and you ask some total randoms on a shopping site for help... WTF

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/.... ask these non randoms:roll:


i was only asking people on here as i know alot of them have children and will have experience in things like this, as shes my first child ive never had to deal with things like this. if i thought she was in real danger then i would of phoned nhs direct right away, but as she was her normal happy smiling self i just wanted abit of advice. the misc section isnt just about shopping, people who ask advice on electrical things for example why dont they ring an electrician instead of asking randomers on a shopping site for help....or people asking about cars they could just ring a garage...
#30
pink-ka
i was only asking people on here as i know alot of them have children and will have experience in things like this, as shes my first child ive never had to deal with things like this. if i thought she was in real danger then i would of phoned nhs direct right away, but as she was her normal happy smiling self i just wanted abit of advice. the misc section isnt just about shopping, people who ask advice on electrical things for example why dont they ring an electrician instead of asking randomers on a shopping site for help....or people asking about cars they could just ring a garage...


dixon of dock green, he is not :p
#31
OP I was exactly the same with my son when he was a baby, constantly calling my mum for advice - i was always panicking about things - its horrible!

Glad she is okay today
#32
pink-ka
i was only asking people on here as i know alot of them have children and will have experience in things like this, as shes my first child ive never had to deal with things like this. if i thought she was in real danger then i would of phoned nhs direct right away, but as she was her normal happy smiling self i just wanted abit of advice. the misc section isnt just about shopping, people who ask advice on electrical things for example why dont they ring an electrician instead of asking randomers on a shopping site for help....or people asking about cars they could just ring a garage...


TBH, comparing a fault with you car and ringing a garage, to your kid being ill and should you ring a dr, is absolute craziness to the extreme.

As it's your first child out of hours/NHS 24 will be expecting calls from you when this stuff happens, you don't know what's normal THEY do and young children are so, so vunerable. They can be fine one minute and drop like a stone the next. Especially with fever.

Next time fgs, even if she seems fine your first point of call for a young child is NHS 24, even if it's to put your mind at rest, not the MISC SECTION HERE.

Your baby is not a car, or a TV, which can just be fixed or diagnosed online in the MISC section here.......Gobsmacked tbh.
#33
tinkerbell28
TBH, comparing a fault with you car and ringing a garage, to your kid being ill and should you ring a dr, is absolute craziness to the extreme.

As it's your first child out of hours/NHS 24 will be expecting calls from you when this stuff happens, you don't know what's normal THEY do and young children are so, so vunerable. They can be fine one minute and drop like a stone the next. Especially with fever.

Next time fgs, even if she seems fine your first point of call for a young child is NHS 24, even if it's to put your mind at rest, not the MISC SECTION HERE.

Your baby is not a car, or a TV, which can just be fixed or diagnosed online in the MISC section here.......Gobsmacked tbh.


like i said if i thought she was in danger i would of rang NHS, im not comparing my baby to a car or tv im just saying i was asking for a bit of advice like others do. i know its not the ideal place to ask for advice but ive always found people on here to be helpful at times and in future i will just ring GP.
#34
Seems to be turning into a bully the Op because you don't agree with what she did thread.
Seems to me if you make your point once on the issue of asking on here that's enough.

This is not a thread about asking for advice on the forum it is a thread for people to give specific advice if you have given it then move on.

Start your own thread if you want a debate.
#35
Plum
Seems to be turning into a bully the Op because you don't agree with what she did thread.
Seems to me if you make your point once on the issue of asking on here that's enough.

This is not a thread about asking for advice on the forum it is a thread for people to give specific advice if you have given it then move on.

Start your own thread if you want a debate.


Hear hear.
#36
I think the OP just needed reassurance, she had already said that the baby was happy albeit with a temperature - I am sure if she was more concerned she would have rang NHS.

Not nice to have a go just because she asked a question or to question or mothering skills.

ps I am glad your daughter feels better
#37
Plum
Seems to be turning into a bully the Op because you don't agree with what she did thread.
Seems to me if you make your point once on the issue of asking on here that's enough.

This is not a thread about asking for advice on the forum it is a thread for people to give specific advice if you have given it then move on.

Start your own thread if you want a debate.


thanks, it feels like there having a pop at me, well they are having a pop at me. but ive not done anything wrong, all i was wanting was a bit of advice from other mums and dads, which alot of kind people gave me. fair enough it might not be the best place to ask but ive seen other threads like it and i know alot of people on here are very helpful. so thanks to everyone for the nice helpful comments.
#38
pink-ka
thanks, it feels like there having a pop at me, well they are having a pop at me. but ive not done anything wrong, all i was wanting was a bit of advice from other mums and dads, which alot of kind people gave me. fair enough it might not be the best place to ask but ive seen other threads like it and i know alot of people on here are very helpful. so thanks to everyone for the nice helpful comments.


I think you'll find that most of the criticism comes from those who have never had (and probably never will have) children. They're the self-appointed experts on everything - you've only got to look at their post count to know that. ;-)
#39
pink-ka
thanks, it feels like there having a pop at me, well they are having a pop at me. but ive not done anything wrong, all i was wanting was a bit of advice from other mums and dads, which alot of kind people gave me. fair enough it might not be the best place to ask but ive seen other threads like it and i know alot of people on here are very helpful. so thanks to everyone for the nice helpful comments.


Sometimes you know deep down there's nothing wrong, and you just need to hear from others who've been there and done the same. I remember with my first he kept projectile vomiting after each meal. I looked it up and everything I read said he was OK as long as he didn't do it after two consecutive feeds. As soon as he did do it after two feeds I took him straight to the out of hours place at the hospital just to get a look of horror from the doctor when I said, he keeps throwing up, so I brought him straight here. Kids throw up - that's what he said!!! It does put you off going there though, I bet there are some people who think they are wasting the doc's time, so don't take their kids, and then there's something seriously wrong...
#40
tinz11
I think the OP just needed reassurance, she had already said that the baby was happy albeit with a temperature - I am sure if she was more concerned she would have rang NHS.

Not nice to have a go just because she asked a question or to question or mothering skills.

ps I am glad your daughter feels better


A 7 month old with a temperature can become dangerous very quickly, despite all the pandering crap that was in this thread, she was given advice by wishadonkey and then me, nhs should have been 1st call,.

pink-ka
thanks, it feels like there having a pop at me, well they are having a pop at me. but ive not done anything wrong, all i was wanting was a bit of advice from other mums and dads, which alot of kind people gave me. fair enough it might not be the best place to ask but ive seen other threads like it and i know alot of people on here are very helpful. so thanks to everyone for the nice helpful comments.


Yeah loads of people give advice on here on medical issues, none of which are qualified, and just say it with a few xxxxxxx to reassure you, it's all rubbish. They don't know and can't be sure.

Never risk your childs welbeing on the advice of internet strangers, next time your daughter has a temp, don't ask here, ask NHS 24 or out of hours, as next time she may be more ill than you realise.

Not meaning to scare you, but been there, done it, got the t-shirt, with very poorly kids this is NOT the place for reassurances like that.

That's me out sorry I won't pander with a xxxxxx or it's all ok, I am just shocked that people don't see the issue, they obviously have never dealt with kids who have fitted very suddenly due to fever, I have.

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