(Closed) Oh my gosh … H is really sick and has a fever. What do I do? How do I treat..

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

🙁 Poor baby! Make sure he’s drinking lots of fluids…how high is the temperature? Does he need to go to the doctor, or is it just a regular fever? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Get him to take tylenol (which you have already done) and get him to take a just-warm shower. He can also alternate tylenol with ibuprofen, they both can decrease temperature. Keep an eye on the temperature, it should start to go down within a couple of hours. I wouldn’t go to emergency unless you can’t bring the fever down.

And as for treatment for you … a glass (or 2) of wine ;o)

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

How high is his fever? My rule of thumb is if the fever is under 102 and doesn’t last more than 2 days… hang out, clear liquids, try not to infect other people. I wouldn’t push the cold wash cloth issue. The fever will break on its own when it is time and he’ll feel much better. Until then just let him be and keep an eye on the temp. If it goes higher than 102 get thee to an urgent care or ER asap 🙂

And make SURE he is drinking a lot bc he is probably sweating a whole bunch out and being dehydrated will make it take longer to heal and also give him a headache. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lots of fluid, and keep him on the Tylenol. How high is his fever? Anything above 102 and you should probably take him to the hospital (I’m not a doctor, but that’s what I’ve heard).

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Does he have any other symptoms? Does he have a cough or anything? My suggestion since I work in healthcare is to wait a little bit before going into ER or anything since that might make it worse and there may be nothing they can do for him. Plus depending on how busy they are you may have to wait a while before you are seen. If the fever hasn’t broken with Tylenol or Ibuprofen within a few hours ie: over 101 degrees then get to ER and be tested for H1N1

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

MORE COWBELL!!! =]

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… well played, ejs, well played.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I second the suggestion that you have a glass of wine 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

Check and see if it is a high temp (like over 101). If it is and accompanied by other H1N1 symptoms, you may want to see if he can get Tamiflu @ urgent care tomorrow. Otherwise, Tylenol, fluids, and rest.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Head to a CVS and grab a thermometer. They’re cheap and kind of necessary. Might want to pick up some gatorade while you’re there too… Sometimes I find it easier to drink that when I’m sick than water bc I get a bad taste in my mouth.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 

I agree–you should get a thermometer, and if his temp is over 100 (normally it’s 101, but they are makig an exception for H1N1) call his doctor to see whether he or she thinks tamiflu would be appropriate.

Otherwise, assuming he’s not allergic, have him take 600mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours in addition to the tylenol. It will help with both the fever and the aches. Usually it’s when people feel cold that their temperature is going up. Lots and lots of rest, lots of fluids (especially sports drinks or Pedialyte), and otherwise just ride it out. If he’s not eating much that’s ok, just keep up with the fluids every chance you get. If he has any trouble breathing or swallowing, call his doctor or bring him to the ER.

I hope he feels better soon!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

oh you’ll get really good at it, MsHymanRoth!

Call a Nurse’s hotline and see what they suggest. Honestly, sometimes you just ride out the flu until certain systems show up, like difficulty breathing or swallowing.

I ditto the gatorade! The last thing i want when i’m sick is water! But gatorade, yes

Ibuprofen for the achies….also, maybe rub his calves for him. I know mine have ached so bad I just cry and having somebody rub them really helps with the pain.

Oh and wash your hands when you touch him! You don’t want to get sick too but it may be inevitable.

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