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How to lower a temperature??

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Found 4th Jan 2010
Hi,
It looks like my other half has swine flu, im picking up Tamiflu for him tomorrow but I wondered how to lower his temperature??
Ive given him paracetemol and ibuprofen what else can we do? its still 38.5 but its only been 10mins since taken the paracetemol.
Any help would be really appreciated,
Thanks

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Swine flu? u sure its not man flu?
Its a hell of a lot worse than swine flu

ice pack :?

bambi-is-dead;7417701

Swite flu? u sure its not man flu?Its a hell of a lot worse than swine flu



sure is

Without sounding tongue in cheek i did hear on the radio the other day however cold it is outside it's much healthier to open a window slightly. This will also help to stop the bug spreading. Good luck :thumbsup:

38.5 isn't that high, I wouldn't worry yet.

If it goes higher wash down using a flanel dipped in LUKE WARM water, not cold.

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bambi-is-dead;7417701

Swine flu? u sure its not man flu?Its a hell of a lot worse than swine flu



Lol very true!

micoo;7417702

ice pack :?



ChipSticks;7417710

stand outside



Not sure standing outside in this weather will help his chest! not got an ice pack but i guess a bag of runner beans could do lol

Give it a little longer but if still worried, called NHS Direct or local on call GP service and talk to a nurse for advice. Hope he gets better soon.

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darren9030;7417712

Without sounding tongue in cheek i did hear on the radio the other day … Without sounding tongue in cheek i did hear on the radio the other day however cold it is outside it's much healthier to open a window slightly. This will also help to stop the bug spreading. Good luck :thumbsup:



Thanks for that, think that would be better than chucking him outside :-D

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fern37;7417725

Give it a little longer but if still worried, called NHS Direct or local … Give it a little longer but if still worried, called NHS Direct or local on call GP service and talk to a nurse for advice. Hope he gets better soon.



Thank you

Sloth/Mod

The tablets won't even be in his sytem yet so give it time. 38.5 is just a normal fever. Open the window.

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ChipSticks;7417719

38.5 isn't that high, I wouldn't worry yet.If it goes higher wash down … 38.5 isn't that high, I wouldn't worry yet.If it goes higher wash down using a flanel dipped in LUKE WARM water, not cold.



ahhh yep thats what i couldn't remember the luke warm bit lol, ill do that in a sec, thanks

Emzy81;7417728

Thanks for that, think that would be better than chucking him outside :-D


No worries it was on radio Cambridgeshire telling you what to do if a member of the family gets a christmas time bug but as it wasn't relevant to me i didn't actually take it all in but i do remember the opening the window bit

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Syzable;7417742

The tablets won't even be in his sytem yet so give it time. 38.5 is just … The tablets won't even be in his sytem yet so give it time. 38.5 is just a normal fever. Open the window.



yeah thats what i thought, just wanted to know incase it gets worse in the night, thanks

rub a box of findus crispy pancakes on his berries

Jed Maxwell;7417752

rub a box of findus crispy pancakes on his berries



lol....hope you never become a nurse/doctor!!! :w00t:

Ice pack not a good idea, can cause the body to react by heating up more. Open window, cool drinks and luke warm flannel. Don't panic, his fever isn't that high and would only be a concern in elderly people or young children.

PS its better to stagger paracetamol and ibuprofen, so that you give one dose every 3 hours. (paracetamol now then ibuprofen in 3 hours and so on).

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mrsmaido;7417770

Ice pack not a good idea, can cause the body to react by heating up more. … Ice pack not a good idea, can cause the body to react by heating up more. Open window, cool drinks and luke warm flannel. Don't panic, his fever isn't that high and would only be a concern in elderly people or young children.PS its better to stagger paracetamol and ibuprofen, so that you give one dose every 3 hours. (paracetamol now then ibuprofen in 3 hours and so on).



Yep thats what ive been doing with the paracetamol and ibuprofen and ive now opened the window and shoved a luke warm flannel on his head

I just don't want him hallucinating he does that when he has a high temp and it scares the crap out of me lol its always the middle of the night!

Turn the heating down :thumbsup:

Emzy81;7417810

Yep thats what ive been doing with the paracetamol and ibuprofen and ive … Yep thats what ive been doing with the paracetamol and ibuprofen and ive now opened the window and shoved a luke warm flannel on his head :)I just don't want him hallucinating he does that when he has a high temp and it scares the crap out of me lol its always the middle of the night!



He's lucky to have someone as caring as you, looking after him. Hope he appreciates it when he gets better. If he does get worse, just call the doctor out. Better to be safe than sorry. :thumbsup:

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fern37;7417831

He's lucky to have someone as caring as you, looking after him. Hope he … He's lucky to have someone as caring as you, looking after him. Hope he appreciates it when he gets better. If he does get worse, just call the doctor out. Better to be safe than sorry. :thumbsup:



When ive been very ill he has been brilliant so this is nothing really but thank you and yep he already appreciates it bless him.
Thanks again for your advice and thanks to everyone else too, apart from the advice about freezing his wotsits off with crispy pancakes :w00t:

im picking up Tamiflu for him tomorrow



Whatever you do, don't give him or anyone Tamiflu, its side effects are worse than Swine Flu itself, seriously.
Just pick up a packet of Beechams instead.

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DarkKnight;7417908

Whatever you do, don't give him or anyone Tamiflu, its side effects are … Whatever you do, don't give him or anyone Tamiflu, its side effects are worse than Swine Flu itself, seriously.Just pick up a packet of Beechams instead.



Yeah i have been worrying about this but i couldn't live with myself if he developed pneumonia or some other complication, he will have to deal with sickness and the poops for a couple of days, to be fair my nan had tamiflu and had no side effects at all luckily

DarkKnight;7417908

Whatever you do, don't give him or anyone Tamiflu, its side effects are … Whatever you do, don't give him or anyone Tamiflu, its side effects are worse than Swine Flu itself, seriously. Just pick up a packet of Beechams instead.



Complete tosh. But your decision whether you take Tamiflu or not. Diagnosis of swine flu is all an educated guess.

But make sure you are giving him x2 500mg paracetamol tablets = 1 gram. That is the normal adult dose (many people only take 1).

Beechams contains only 300mg of paracetamol and lots of nice flavourings...and of course is hot. You could do the same a lot cheaper

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iglimpse;7417948

Complete tosh. But your decision whether you take Tamiflu or not. … Complete tosh. But your decision whether you take Tamiflu or not. Diagnosis of swine flu is all an educated guess.But make sure you are giving him x2 500mg paracetamol tablets = 1 gram. That is the normal adult dose (many people only take 1).Beechams contains only 300mg of paracetamol and lots of nice flavourings...and of course is hot. You could do the same a lot cheaper



Yep im giving him 2 x 500mg tablets and I agree we don't use beechams or similar drinks, we take the paracetamol tablets, drinks and a nose spray for the blocked nose and ibuprfen for aching muscles and to help bring the temp down, just wanted to make sure i was doing it all ok

iglimpse;7417948

Complete tosh. But your decision whether you take Tamiflu or not. … Complete tosh. But your decision whether you take Tamiflu or not. Diagnosis of swine flu is all an educated guess.But make sure you are giving him x2 500mg paracetamol tablets = 1 gram. That is the normal adult dose (many people only take 1).Beechams contains only 300mg of paracetamol and lots of nice flavourings...and of course is hot. You could do the same a lot cheaper



It's not "Complete tosh", Google "Tamiflu side effects" to find out.
This is just a bad flu going around, i had it over the Christmas period and all my family had it. Beechams made me feel better, Paracetamol's usually don't, so it was just a recommendation.

DarkKnight;7417999

It's not "Complete tosh", Google "Tamiflu side effects" to find out.This … It's not "Complete tosh", Google "Tamiflu side effects" to find out.This is just a bad flu going around, i had it over the Christmas period and all my family had it. Beechams made me feel better, Paracetamol's usually don't, so it was just a recommendation.



you got to remember we all react different to different medicines and illness's.

My mom gets a cold and beechams does **** all except make her feel sick and do the opposite to what it should.

Me i drink beechams every few hours and i'm healthy again in a day or two... Its just how people are.

If someone said o paracetamol is bad, no one would take it, so don't risk's someones health by telling them no to tamiflu and telling them to take flavoured warm water.

Go outside/lie in the snow.

How do you know its swine Flu as opposed to "Common or Garden" Flu or a cold ?

Tomb;7418455

How do you know its swine Flu as opposed to "Common or Garden" Flu or a … How do you know its swine Flu as opposed to "Common or Garden" Flu or a cold ?



You cannot distinguish between normal and swine flu, unless you are tested for it which only happens if you become very ill and are admitted to hospital. Other than that the treatments are the same anyway. If it is a common cold you will be poorly but generally up and about. If it is flu - you will be in bed.

There is no need for drastic measures to reduce temperature in adults. When you have a high temeperature, you feel hot to others but you are freezing and feel rotten, not helpful to suggest going out into the snow.

it's not swine flu, it's a cold

Bag of frozen peas on the crown jewels will cool him down and get him straight back up.

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Give him a nice BJ he will be up and running in 10

uggsrock;7418998

Give him a nice BJ he will be up and running in 10



Anyone else fed up with these immature comments on this site recently :x

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iglimpse;7419138

Anyone else fed up with these immature comments on this site recently :x




They were a multi anyway..............now banned.

make him get some bread and milk

but send him out in a borat mankini that ought to do it!

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