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DD (8months) seems to be experiencing teething now - for the past 2 days she has had a temperature, lots of drooling, lots of unhappiness and generally is not herself. She's also had a few really runny poos which isn't usual for her anymore. She doesn't want cold things, she cries when we give her something cold to bite on, and prefers to have it cool or at room temperature.<br><br>
The thing is, my mum just took her temperature this morning and she has a temp. of 39.1 degrees celscius and I bet sooner or later I'm gonna be told I have to give her Panadol. This is something I don't want to do because its a chemical and because I don't agree with what it does to the body.<br><br>
I've heard that generally temperatures will not go higher than the body can handle and that the temperatures are there for a reason and I don't want to interfere with that.<br><br>
Should I just give her panadol or what? What else can I do?<br><br>
DD seems to just want to lie down and breastfeed and sleep on and off should I just keep doing that?<br><br>
Btw panadol is the australian equivalent of tylenol!
 

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Sorry to ask a dumb question, perhaps I'll do my own search to see, but what is 39.1 C in terms of farenheit???? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
It is out of my comfort zone to not give meds, but I'm learning from here and last issue of Mothering that fever is not a bad thing and to try and let the child ride it out. The last couple of fevers my dd has gotten I have not given anything to her and she lived! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: She's 15 months now. Off to find the equivilants for temps....<br><br>
ETA: 39.1 = 102.3 Hmm...seems hight to me to just be teeth, but I'm sure I'm wrong. Anyone??<br><br>
Here's the site to convert...<a href="http://www.xuser.com/~daves/jscript/degrees.html" target="_blank">http://www.xuser.com/~daves/jscript/degrees.html</a>
 

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Fevers are a great thing. People often think that high fevers cause febrile seizures, but it's actually rapid rises or drops in temperature (like what could happen after Tylenol or other meds are given to bring it down). Febrile seizures, by themselves - while scary, are not dangerous.<br><br>
I would suggest just continuing to nurse her, make her as comfortable as possible and ride it out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It's hard to see our babies so sad, but she'll be sparkly again soon!
 

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I never give tylenol.When my kids are sick and/or have a fever they get vitC tablets(hylands makes sodium ascorbate ones),and some type of herbal remedy to help the body work WITH not against the fever.Things like tempassure or just echinacea and goldenroot.<br>
Try some chamommile tincture or homeopathic for the teething(or give teething tablets).<br>
Don't let others check your dd's temp.It will just make them fret,and then make you fret as they bug you to drug them up.<br>
Follow behavoir as a guide and not the number on the therm.Last time my kids had a fever I have not idea what the numbers were since ds lost the therms,and I haven't got around to replacing them.<br><br>
When my dd had roseola and a temp of 104 she played normal.Just did not want to eat.Some kids feel/look sick at 101.Just depends.There are some threads on the vaccination board about tylenol.A pubmed will turn up good info too.<br>
Speedy healing!<br>
Sara
 

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My kids all ran high fevers with teeth. I will argue till my death teething doesnt or cant cause HIgh fevers. I think each and every kids acts differently to the bodies teething process. What i think with my own kids was the immune system was down due to teething causing them to be more suseptable to viruses etc. My dd would run fever 102 and soon as tooth cut fever was gone.<br><br>
I unlike some other moms here have a hard time with Febrile seizures I say my dd have one and be unresponsive for a good long time in ambulance and was called in a code RED because of it. SHe was 105 when i was waken to her having hte seizure. The fever was this high after giving Tylenol 2 1/2 hours later. The are said to be NOT dangerous but I can tell you they will scare the JEEBERS out of you it sure did me and I can still she her having it. I am a little less likely to give meds now after learning all i have learned here but nevertheless fevers are scarey but they are a good thing and i try to remind my self of it.<br><br>
My Dr always tell me its not the height of a fever its the actions of the child and WHat is causing the fever. Children Deathly ill may only run a 101 fever but act very very sick.<br><br>
I second waht every one else says . Vitc and NURSE her as much as she wants and watch her closely.<br><br>
HTH<br>
hope she is better soon<br>
Amy
 

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I am the sort of person who treats illnesses with herbs and foods, rather than calling the doctor for every little illness. That having been said, my 3 yo dd had a fever up to 104.7 with an illness a few months ago. DH and I plunked her in a tepid tub and called the doctor, panicing. He told us we had nothing to worry about. He said in his doctorry way that "recent studies seem to indicate" that there is no danger from a high temperature that the body is doing all by itself. Working long hours in the hot sun without water and getting an elevated temp is dangerous, but an illness-related fever is not. Do make sure that the little one is getting lots of milk and maybe water too. You should drink lots of water yourself, and take vitamin C and A.<br><br>
Hope she gets well soon....
 

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I don't have a problem with giving tylenol if Eli needs it. I usually let fevers go if they're 102 or below *and* he's acting normal. If the temperature is higher, I'll undress him and get him wet and see if he cools down; if after a half hour or so he's still very hot & miserable (like he was on Saturday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ), I'll give him the tylenol and call the Dr. My son is not the kind of kid who cries a lot, but he does have "clingy" days; I've learned the difference between a clingy day and a sick baby. I can't stand seeing him in pain, and I don't see any reason to let him suffer if I don't have to.<br><br>
(ducking and covering now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe">)
 

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hope you little one gets to feeling better. check out this thread<br><br><a href="http://216.92.20.151/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25552&highlight=fevers" target="_blank">http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sho...ghlight=fevers</a>
 
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