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My 2 1/2yo daughter has had very high temperatures for the past 4 days, I took her to her GP and he thought it might be pneumonia. I then took her to the hospital and after having chest X-ray done they said no it’s just a viral infection, that was 2 days ago. I tried putting her in a cool bath but the amount of screaming she did she ended up raising her temp further not cool her down. I have been alternating between panadol and nurofen but it’s not keeping her temp down for very long, she also isn’t sleeping properly thanks to her temp continually spiking. Please help I’m a mum with no more ideas….


Posted by MandaJA, 31st October 2015


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  • Panadol would have been my suggestion. Lots of fluids to drink. Cool face washer on face. And definitely back to your doctor


  • Have you sorted this out? I hope they’re OK poor little thing. If it happens again I’d be going back to emergency and insisting they admit her.


  • hope you are all good now. poor little thing. i bet it was really hard for you to watch them trying to work it out.


  • Continue with cool sponge baths, Panadol and make sure she stays hydrated. I would be off to another GP for a second opinion as soon as possible


  • My 2 year old had this a few weeks ago as well – he had it for 6 days. I just kept visiting the doctor every couple of days to make sure nothing had progressed and had the hospital number on hand if I felt anything worsened. Hope your daughter is better now.


  • oh Mandaja I have only just read your question, my answer would have been go see another doctor or make a visit back to the hospital till a successful result is given. Very high temps are a warning and should not be left to continue.
    But after reading your last post I am so glad she is now on the mend …poor little possum she has been through so much.
    All the very best to you and your family and special gentle hugs for your daughter. :-)


  • I’m glad they finally discovered what was wrong


  • Well after finally taking her back to the hospital, we ended up being in there for 4 days. Turns out she had a viral infection as well as a bacterial infection on top. Then to top it off she was diagnosed with para influenza. After lots of IV fluid and antibiotics, plus an oral antibiotic we are finally back home. Poor little munchkin looks a little like a pincushion after all the blood tests and having to keep moving the cannula. Thank you for your responses, they were a great help.


  • When our 7 year old had tolling temps and general grumpiness, it turned out to be glandular fever. Very very common in littlies and many have no symptoms at all. Our child had no swollen glands – it was a few weeks of high temps that lead to blood test. The positive was a relief as we finally knew what the problem was.


  • If it’s a viral infection it will take more days before your daughter feels better. My daughter had one some months ago and she was home from school for 8 days. And she’s never sick. So I guess you just have to give some time. Let rest rest, drink a lot of liquids. I hope she will feel better soon.


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