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High temperature, sleepy, whimpering, hard stools. Is it cold?

Hi my 9 month old baby had high temperature of 39.6 for last 2 days, temperature gone down to 38 today, she is still very sleepy and doesn t want to do anything apart from lye on me, she is not eating but drinking some of her milk.. Just bit worried now as for past 3 days she not really been awake for longer than half hour and when she is she is just whimpering. Also she not been to poo in 3 days and previous to this they were very hard and small, please advice as don t want to look like a worried mum and take her to gp if it just a cold or something
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Your child is having fever for last 2 days initially on higher and now came down along with lethargy,these are features of viral illness and take few days to settle.
Regarding constipation,since due to illness she is not taking adequate diet so she is not passing adequate stools.
I suggest you to give her acetaminophen if fever is more than 100F,
Give plenty of fluids,coconut water,glucose water,vegetable soup and simple soft diet in small amount so as to maintain hydration and nutrition.
In case symptoms continue get her evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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