Childhood Diseases

Posted by: LT' s mom | 2008-12-09


1047: Another Bug

Dear Prof

Your answers are always reassuring, but your response has really got me worried. When I returned from work y' sterday, my 3yr old was her playful self with her temp between 38 and 39C. She is finally sitting pretty at 36. However my 4month old son seems to have picked up the bug. l gave him some Panado Paed drops and a towel wrap and his went down. It' s fluctuating as well. He has lost his appetite, but I am breast feeding (needs more patience) and giving him rehydrate . Seeing that I was not happy with what happened with the ER doctor, should I wait it up or should I rush in there again. I will go if his temp peaks to 40.

Expert's Reply



As you know, you need to find out why your baby has a high fever. You do not need to rush to the ER, but you should take your baby to be seen by his paediatrician tomorrow.

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