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puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Jun-13 14:57:43

I've just come back from a tropical country and am feeling quite feverish and sick.

Is is normal to experience this after such a trip?

Thank you

Madlizzy Fri 21-Jun-13 14:58:16

Go to the doctor.

CajaDeLaMemoria Fri 21-Jun-13 15:01:02

No, not overly normal.

Can be the sign of a lot of illnesses, so get it checked out ASAP. Better to be safe than sorry!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Jun-13 15:01:23

I've called and they cannot see me until monday. I'm just wondering how urgent it is.

Madlizzy Fri 21-Jun-13 15:02:13

I would class it as an emergency with the GP.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Jun-13 15:03:25

I explained where i had been and they didn't seen bothered. I spoke to a receptionist though, not a doctor.

ilovechips Fri 21-Jun-13 15:03:28

You should speak to someone medically trained so they can take a decent history and they can then make the decision as to whether it's urgent or not - it's a faff but try NHS dire t or 111 if GP can't see you.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Fri 21-Jun-13 15:03:40

Did you need vaccinations?

Iseeall Fri 21-Jun-13 15:06:24

If you made it quite clear to your gps surgery that you have just got back from a tropical country then see the doctor on Monday.

However from now until then, if your symptoms worsen, I would go directly to a&e.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Jun-13 15:06:47

I had all the relevant shots and took antimalarials, but its not 100%

LadyBryan Fri 21-Jun-13 15:11:00

It depends where you went and whether there is a risk of communicable diseases.

I think I'd be ringing the surgery for further advice

grumpyoldbat Fri 21-Jun-13 15:12:00

Could be something simple but I wouldn't take the chance in case treatment is needed. If your GP really refuses to see you then I'd go to OOH later and tell them why.

mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 15:12:19

go to the dogs you may just have a at home cold but do go just in case

grumpyoldbat Fri 21-Jun-13 15:12:41

Meant to say hope you're feeling better soon.

mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 15:12:43

docs* not the dogs why would i tell you that grin

MamaMumra Fri 21-Jun-13 15:14:33

Don't speak to the receptionist. Insist on speaking to a doctor - always get checked out if you have a fever / shivers and have returned from a malarial zone.

scaevola Fri 21-Jun-13 15:14:54

No. We're you in a malarial area? If so emergency appointment and say where you've been travelling. Actually, it might be worth doing that regardless.

scaevola Fri 21-Jun-13 15:16:26

Or try ringing the Hospital for Tropical Diseases for advice.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Jun-13 15:53:01

Thank you so much for the advice. I think I will insist on some blood tests.

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