My son has had a nasty cough for few days! Today he woke up with 39degree temp and very sooky and very sleepy! Put it down to new tooth that cut through but doesn't seem right?? Compared to other teething times. Should I go to hospital? He's had a temp all day and does go down with panadol!
Sarah - posted on 05/12/2012
Take him in. Teething does not cause a 39 degree temperature. Usually higher temperatures like that are bacterial infections (viral tends to be a lower temp, and teething not even a fever, but slightly red cheeks and warm to touch). Keep giving him Tylenol for his fever and comfort, but have him checked out to be on the safe side.
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