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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: klh | 2004/11/09

Q.

Temperature an issue of late

Hi Doc,

My 18month daughter has just gone throungh the most painful teething ever. She got quite ill and developed mycotic infection on her bum and has been oughing from post nasal drip. My problem is that her temperature was very high last night 39.2 and I was worried, gave her some panado syrip and put the fan on her and towelled her down, this morning she was ok, can I expect this to get worse was it part of teething or should I be very concerned.. She does not have Diarrea or vomiting only coughing.(PND) I am out of funds so I could use your advice please.

Thank you

K

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

If the temperature stays high she will definitely require evaluation. Teething does not cause a high temperature and if it persists a bacterial infection needs to be excluded.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/09

for a temperature that high, you should try giving her an empapaed supository. You should keep some in your first aid kit at home.

When a baby's temperature reaches 40 degrees, it is exteremly dangerous.

You did the right thing with the panado and sponging down and putting the fan on though.

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