My baby is now 9.5 months old and is running a fever of 38.5. What to do?

. I called 111 and they suggested to give nurofen in addition to the calpol i gave her. it has been more than 45 min ago and her temp is now 38.4. She is sleeping and doesn't show any sign of distress. Do i leave her to sleep. should i wake her up to give her calpol in 3-4 hrs if her temp is still that high?

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If she is dressed lightly I would see how she is in a few hours giving the drugs time to work and take it again whilst she is sleeping then decide what to do.

Hope she's ok.


I'd leave her if she seemed fine despite the temperature when you put her down, but check now and then and wake her only if she gets any hotter. Sometimes a good night's sleep helps as well as meds... But as I said, I'd keep an eye on her. Hope she'll get better soon! Xxx


Yes keep an eye on her temp. .. I would check it when she is due for the next dose and give her some more. .. Did u give the nurofen as well and it's still 38.5? If so I'd give 111 another call. .. my son had a temp and the medicine didnt bring it down and he was very sleepy so I took him to harmony and he was then admitted to hosp... even under a fan his temp was high.... They also watch their breathing if it's fast it's because they are not well. . But 24 hours later he was back to normal! They didn't know what was wrong it was viral??


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