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My 18 month old daughter had had chickenpox. She started developing

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My 18 month old daughter had had chickenpox. She started developing spots a week ago, and seems to have made a good recovery. By Tuesday all the spots had scabbed over and by yesterday she seemed to be back to normal. However this morning she has woken with a high temperature 38.4 and seems to be quite unhappy. Is this normal? Should we see a doctor?
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
How did you check the temperature? Oral thermometer?
Does she feel warm as well?
Does she have any other symptoms?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello, we checked her temperature with a non-contact thermometer on her forehead. Temperature now reading 37.8 but she does feel hot. She has been very clingy to her Mum all morning and was inconsolable for about an hour but seems to be calmer now. She is eating ok and drinking ok although she might have been a little dehydrated first thing as her mouth was very dry
I do not think that this is anything to worry about.
Just give her tylenol.
If her fever persists for beyond 48 hours or if she develops more symptoms like cough, sore throat, breathing difficulty then I would like that she should be seen ASAP.
But as of now I do not think it is anything to worry and will settle in due course of time.
Kind regards
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