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My 2yr old has been running temperature since last night. It

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My 2yr old has been running temperature since last night. It had always hit 39. The highest was 39.9. I have used a combination of paracetamol and ibrufen yesterday to calm the temperature. It just seemed the temperature would not budge so I resorted to bathing him in lukewarm water to help reduce the heat. He coughs once in a While but not serious.This morning the temperature went down a bit but I am scared. I. think he needs to see a doctor. Does he need to see a doc? If yes, I am a vistor here in the UK as such I would need a referral to an affordable paediatric clinic here in canningtown London . pls help me.

From a worried mum.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
How is he behaving?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Cranky and clingy. Eats a little

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
Fever in and of itself is not harmful at this level.

It sounds viral.

As a rule of thumb, beyond 3 days with a high fever you should go in.

Here is a list of walk in centers, you can call first to talk about cost.

http://www.yell.com/s/walk+in+centres-canning+town+dlr-docklands.html

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