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... Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16186 posts
8th Mar '13
Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
8th Mar '13

Fevers are not contagious...

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16186 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting -()-()-()-:" Fevers are not contagious..."



but whatever it is my daughter has is. she has a cough, runny nose, teary eyes and a fever.
he has started coughing and sneezing already.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
8th Mar '13

I definitely would not take my newborn to the ER, let alone for a normal temp. 37.6 is fine. Me and my oldest, our temps always sit at 37.5.



Just try to distance your two bubs, I know its hard work and lots of hand washing between the two. Good luck :)

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3566 posts
8th Mar '13

Fevers are good, not bad.
Anything up to 104 is normal.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16186 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting MalkovichMalkovich:" Fevers are good, not bad. Anything up to 104 is normal."


not in a newborn.
if this would be my 2 year old only i wouldnt worry about it.
i mean, like i said she only ever got fevers from vaccines before, but id let them run its course and dont medicate until it hits 103 which it did last night so i started some fever reducers.
but in a newborn i was told you cant medicate and all my discharge papers with DD and DS said to seek immediate medical care if baby under 3 months gets a temp above 100.5...i just wasnt sure if ER or regular doctor.
i guess ill try regular doc first should it come to this.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16186 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:" I definitely would not take my newborn to the ER, let alone for a normal temp. 37.6 is fine. Me and my ... [snip!] ... sit at 37.5. Just try to distance your two bubs, I know its hard work and lots of hand washing between the two. Good luck :)"


thank you. i am trying. DD seems to think i am punishing her. she always wants to hold and kiss DS but since she is sick i dont let her and explain every time and she gets so so sad it breaks my heart. :(
as far as the temp goes...i am supposed to monitor it because he also has an issue with his umbilical cord. its been at 36.2 the whole time until this morning when he woke up coughing and sneezing like his sister and its at 37.6.
i guess i am just overly worried. first time dealing with REALLY sick kid and having a newborn on top of it :oops:

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
8th Mar '13

My papers were 100.5 & higher for 1 month & then 101 from 1-3 months....
I'd keep an eye, but not worry. If you are nursing, he is getting lots of antibodies. I have been terribly ill when both my kids were tiny & they never caught it & of course I was hovering RIGHT over them as I had no choice.

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3566 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Fusselinchen:" not in a newborn. if this would be my 2 year old only i wouldnt worry about it. i mean, like i said ... [snip!] ... gets a temp above 100.5...i just wasnt sure if ER or regular doctor. i guess ill try regular doc first should it come to this."

oh. u didn't say newborn.



well good luck!

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Fusselinchen:" thank you. i am trying. DD seems to think i am punishing her. she always wants to hold and kiss DS but ... [snip!] ... its at 37.6. i guess i am just overly worried. first time dealing with REALLY sick kid and having a newborn on top of it :oops:"


I would just keep checking it to make sure it doesn't get too high. If it gets higher you could always make a doctors appointment with his regular doctor to just have him checked out so you know it isn't an infection from his cord or something. Fevers are so tricky and worrisome. They scare me. I just don't like the ER or A&E as they call it here, because there is always much worse things out there.



I'm going through fevers again at the moment too. I get so scared because a while back my son ended up in hospital for 4 nights with high temps and I had a 3 month old. They ended up ceasing all medication and let the fever take over. So now tonight his temp is sitting at 38.5 and Im just watching it. When it gets to 39 I give a fever reducer because otherwise he starts vomiting.



I hope they both feel better soon.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
8th Mar '13

Quoting MalkovichMalkovich:" oh. u didn't say newborn.



well good luck!"


Ahhh yeah she did, the title is "newborn with 37.6 temp"

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Bragg, NC, United States 16186 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:" I would just keep checking it to make sure it doesn't get too high. If it gets higher you could always ... [snip!] ... it. When it gets to 39 I give a fever reducer because otherwise he starts vomiting. I hope they both feel better soon."



fevers freak me out. i always think of all the movies with the little kids dieing from fever like city of angels etc.
and with DS only being 3 weeks old i know they cant medicate him...unless germany has something i dont know of yet.
i mean, i went to the pharmacy yesterday because i ran out of cough syrup for DD and asked for some vicks for babies. she looked at me like i am crazy insane and told me there is nothing like vicks for kids under 5 because their lungs can collapse...i was like :shock: because in the states i bought a jar of baby vicks and it says for infant 3 months and up...they said there is nothing like that here and gave me herbal drops to put on DDs clothes and told me to keep her away from DS when she is wearing those clothes...

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Fusselinchen:" fevers freak me out. i always think of all the movies with the little kids dieing from fever like ... [snip!] ... here and gave me herbal drops to put on DDs clothes and told me to keep her away from DS when she is wearing those clothes..."


Oh wow, yeah we can get baby vicks here too. That's crazy!

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
8th Mar '13

sounds like your daughter might have the flu. I wouldnt take my newborn to the e.r unless his fever got over 101. its very normal for kids to get fevers when there sick. try keeping your daughter from touching or kissing your newborn and make sure you wash their hands constantly