We (dh, dd, and I) are on day 8 of the worst cold ever. We have all had a fever, though mine has been mild (under 100), but DH and DD have both hit 104+ a few times. I usually call the dr. when DD's temp gets to 103, but the last few times it has just been a virus and she is better in 2 or 3 days. Their fevers will break for a day and then jump up to 102 or 103 again, down for a day, up again. It's odd b/c we've never seen that before. We all have a horrid cough that is not improving. DH and I have had headaches off and on, some body ache (his due to high fever we assume), and I'm guessing DD has felt equally miserable. We've also got runny noses of course and sneezing. I know, it sounds like a cold but it just will not go away. We've been basically stuck home b/c we don't want to share this lovely whatever and I'm going nuts! There were several days we barely got out of bed b/c we just felt so blah.
So, any tips on how to relieve symptoms? At what point should I consider calling the doc? At least for DD. We did do ibuprofen for fever when it was high and a few doses of tylenol (I know, many ppl think it's evil) when it was lower, mixed in with some wait and see/let it do it's job. Not medicating a fever is a new concept for me, but I can't handle watching her be so miserable and I am not comfortable letting it get too high (which for me is around 104). The fevers have been mild for almost 2 days, so I mostly need ideas for this stinkin' cough and the runny noses. Thanks!!
"I'm so crafty, I make people" DD (01/06) and her much anticipated sibling (07/10) with my sweet DH (07/02)