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Just got dh to take dd to A&E, are these normal teething signs? Please some advice and handholding

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WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:42:00

Dd has been ill the last 3 days with fever, and is cutting all four molars top and bottom as well as canines. She's in a lot of pain and hasn't eaten much, anything hard you give her she cries and turns her face away. She is 16 months. She's been having normal wet nappies and a couple of loose ones but poo looks normal etc. mil phoned earlier and said I should take her to GP tomorrow but I just felt like I wanted to get her seen now. No rash or severe drowsiness but she is extremely clingy and hot with cold hands and feet. Dh has now taken her to A&E to be checked. Does anyone have any experience of this at all? I'm so worried sad

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:43:12

She has also been drowsy and falls asleep when being held for a while although is very easy to wake.

Tincletoes Tue 29-Jan-13 22:43:29

Just sounds like average teething to me?

Hot young child/baby with cold hands and feet is perfectly reasonable to get checked at A and E, They can be symptoms of serious illness(though can also be just a rotten temp) assuming she has had appropriate fever reducing meds with no effect?

Hopefully sod's law says she will perk up in the waiting room.

Samu2 Tue 29-Jan-13 22:44:47

I would have taken her to the GP or out of hours doctors. I don't think it is A&E worthy as it seems like classic teething.

Hopefully they will put your mind at rest and your little girl will be better soon.

SirBoobAlot Tue 29-Jan-13 22:44:47

Sounds relatively normal to me, either teething or a bug. How high is her fever? Is it coming down with calpol?

Tincletoes Tue 29-Jan-13 22:45:14

Guess I am missing something. What is her temp? Is calpol bringing it down?

Sorry if I don't sound sympathetic, I know how horrid it is when they're upset. But it does sound pretty standard.

It sounds quite normal to me, its horrible for them especially when they are cutting a few at the same time, your poor dd sad

pooka Tue 29-Jan-13 22:47:13

Sounds like teething. Or perhaps ear infection.

Out of hours or Emdoc might be appropriate. If the fever isn't coming down between doses of paracetamol or ibuprofen.

MrsWolowitzerables Tue 29-Jan-13 22:47:34

I think it soy DS pretty standard.

The cold hands and feet but hot body would concern me a bit and I probably would have rung NHS direct as I'm a bit of a worry-wort.

Try not to worry and she'll probably be back home and settled in her bed in no time. thanks wine

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:47:47

Sorry yeah she hasn't really responded to calpol tbh, and you know I didn't even think of out of hours. She is just not herself and I don't actually know her accurate temperature. Has anyone's child lasted 4 days or more with severe teething pains?

MrsWolowitzerables Tue 29-Jan-13 22:47:53

Soy DS = sounds. Pah!

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:48:30

Really and massively appreciate all the replies, thankyou

MrsWolowitzerables Tue 29-Jan-13 22:49:12

I highly recommend a good ear thermometer. They are expensive but very handy. We use ours lots (like I said, I'm a worry-wort! grin )

Sirzy Tue 29-Jan-13 22:49:27

Have you tried iprobrufen?

I wouldn't worry about not eating aslong as she is drinking - I wouldn't want to eat if I had teeth coming through either!

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:50:07

Never thought of ear infection. I thought that was generally accompanied by discharge from the ears, child grabbing them etc. illnesses are bastards sad

My 3 year old has come down with similar sounding symptons today apart from the teething. Hope she is better soon x

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:51:01

Sirzy yep tried ibroprofen but not much relief

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:51:31

The late Hope your dc is better soon too xx

pooka Tue 29-Jan-13 22:51:37

One of my three had temp for several days wthi teething.

Recently my youngest had temp when he was brewing chicken pox and pre spots. And all of them have had temps with various other bugs and colds (lots doing the rounds at the moment).

Is rotten. Worth getting checked out by doctor (ears query) but not A&E. the NHS website www.nhs.uk is pretty good at giving info re: what constitutes an emergency, and there's a symptom checker that flags up what level of care (I.e. self care/GP/urgent care centre/A&E in ascending order) might be appropriate.

pooka Tue 29-Jan-13 22:53:00

Dd was plagued by ear infections from age 1 -3 years. She never had discharge though and didn't really do ear grabbing. Would fall over a lot, be hot and miserable.

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 22:53:22

Thankyou pooka. I'm hoping it is just teething

BertieBotts Tue 29-Jan-13 22:53:27

I used to get loads of ear infections but no discharge.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 22:53:27

Sounds like normal teething to me too. My DS really suffered when his molars came through, they're big buggers!

He was very clingy and would cuddle to sleep on my knee a lot. I think it was because his sleep at night was disturbed.

What was her temp?

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 29-Jan-13 22:55:20

Sorry, missed the last few posts. Do you know roughly what her temperature was?

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