• Parenting

    Feverish Child – What To Do?

    First. Don’t panic. The first time that my daughter had a high temperature, she was only 12 weeks old. We hotfooted it to A&E as it was clear that she was quite ill, she was breathing erratically and burning hot. The nurse took her temperature, and gave me a bollocking for not giving my daughter paracetamol to bring the fever down. It was my first child, I did not even have medicines at home – no one had thought to tell me that this would be a good idea. It turned out that she has a nasty urinary infection and she was admitted to hospital for a course of antibiotics.…