Childhood Diseases

Posted by: angelBDF | 2009/10/29


At a loss - Fever extremely high

Hi there. I posted yesterday regarding my 7-year old that has chickenpox. We got her Panado syrup but it doesn' t work. Last night her temperature shot up to 39.4. I gave her 10ml of Panado syrup as per the package insert. An hour later it was 38.8, this included a luke warm (more cold than warm) bath. Is there ANYTHING else I can use? This morning again it' s back up at 39.4. Is it normal for a fever to keep coming back like this with chickenpox?

Expert's Reply



The fever can persist in chicken pox until the rash starts to dry. Also the worse the rash and the more extensive it is the higher the fever. Sometimes secondary infection develops in the skin when a child has chicken pox due to scratching. If your daughter still has a high fever tomorrow she should be seen by her doctor,but care must be taken not to pass her chicken pox on to other children. Your doctor will advise you about this.

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Posted by: TEES | 2009/10/29

PLS PLS PLS take her to a paedriatician as there is an extremely horrible viral infection going around - she must be diagnosed correctly - my daughter is 6 and was extremely ill - the symptoms were an extremely high fever and a horible cough - dr
did not prescribe any antibiotics as the condition was viral - but she had to take 10ml panado and 10 ml ponstan respectively but that did not work - only Ponstan suppositeries every 6 hrs did the trick -
Hope she feels better.

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Posted by: D | 2009/10/29

Be very careful about fevers, my little one has actually gone into convulsions. Ponstan supositries are the best. My docter once told me to rather give them too much fever meds then let then go into a seizure

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Posted by: Jesse | 2009/10/29

Ponstan is the best for fever. With such a high fever i would suggest supposetries!

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