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I know my DD has a fever...

However, does our child's temperature go up when they are sleeping? I hate to wake my daughter to give her medicine and I was wondering how high her temperature actually was. My thermometer says 102.5 right now, but if I woke her it would probably go down right?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on May. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • If she is wrapped in blankets then yes it would go down once she was no longer al wrapped up. If she is not covered then that could be pretty accurate...
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:03 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • If she's sleeping let her sleep. That is actually the best "medicine" for a sick ANYBODY.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:28 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • No, her temp won't go down just because you wake her up. 102.5 means take her to the doctor or clinic in the AM. If she wakes up give Tylenol and a likewarm bath.
    blackisbetter

    Answer by blackisbetter at 3:36 AM on May. 17, 2011

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