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Holdbacktheriver Mon 16-Jan-17 05:31:43

Sorry posting for traffic. Ds is 5 and has chickenpox spots appeared Friday but he has been unwell most of last week. He has fairly good coverage of spots with a couple inside his mouth.

He's just woken up vomiting and stupid me here googled. Seems vomiting is a sign of a complication? Is vomiting normal or should I listen to dr google and phone 111?

theaveragewife Mon 16-Jan-17 05:33:25

I don't know if it is a side effect, neither dcs had vomiting.

If you're worried - which you are, call 111.

ailPartout Mon 16-Jan-17 07:38:28

Both mine vomited.

This absolutely isn't advice one way or the other though.

clementineorange Mon 16-Jan-17 07:40:29

Definitely call 111. He could have a second bug on top of the pox or it could be a symptom. Call now.

icelollycraving Mon 16-Jan-17 07:42:17

Ds has had it twice. He didn't vomit either times. If you're worried,call nhs.
Ds was fine both times up to the spots appearing, no clue he had it until it was obvious. Perhaps your ds has c pox & another bug at the same time? Poor little thing.

Ledkr Mon 16-Jan-17 07:44:12

My ds had sepsis with chicken pox.
Look for high temp, angry spot/spots as well as the vomiting and then defo get some advice.

Holdbacktheriver Mon 16-Jan-17 08:09:55

Thanks all. I rang 111, they have advised to call GP as soon as they open to get him seen. He has a high temp and is still vomiting. He isn't one to complain but is really looking poorly and crying that his tummy is hurting. He's had nothing to eat other than some jelly and toast yesterday. I've made sure he was drinking lots and giving ice lollies but he isn't even holding in sips of water at the moment.

It is entirely possible he has a tummy bug alongside given his age there are always bugs going around school, so hopefully he's just been really unlucky

fortheloveofcats Mon 16-Jan-17 08:20:25

How high is high?

Holdbacktheriver Mon 16-Jan-17 08:27:44

He's been flirting between 38-39.5 all weekend. It isn't unusual for any of my dc to have very high temperatures (40+) so I have gotten used to going more by how they are in themselves and if it responds to medication. (After lots of trips to Drs with dc1 to be told he was fine)

However he just doesn't seem right if that makes any sense. Patiently waiting for 8:30.

Holdbacktheriver Mon 16-Jan-17 08:29:36

Flitting not flirting blush

theaveragewife Mon 16-Jan-17 14:44:13

How is he now Hold? hopefully improving, chicken pox can really be such a worrying illness we're left to decipher by ourselves!!

longdiling Mon 16-Jan-17 14:45:58

I was just coming on to say my youngest threw up with the chicken pox - not to that degree though. I hope he's OK, poor little thing.

Holdbacktheriver Mon 16-Jan-17 14:57:05

Thank you all. We aren't long home. Poor thing has got tonsillitis too so they think that's what's made him sick. They've managed to get his temperature under control now and given some difflam spray for inside his mouth & his throat. He's kept some jelly and an ice lolly down so fingers crossed he was getting worse to get better.

longdiling Mon 16-Jan-17 14:59:10

Aw, poor kid! I'm glad he's perked up a bit though, it's so scary when they're that poorly.

icelollycraving Mon 16-Jan-17 18:41:48

Oh poor ds!! Hope he feels brighter soon.

DragonNoodleCake Mon 16-Jan-17 18:45:40

Oh poor thing, hope he gets better soon. I noticed your post as DGS was diagnosed chicken pox yesterday and is vomiting today GP send DD to hospital as DGS only 11 weeks.

They like to worry us don't they little cute blighters

Holdbacktheriver Tue 17-Jan-17 07:33:27

Oh dragon I hope your dgs is ok? So little to be poorly

DragonNoodleCake Tue 17-Jan-17 15:28:56

Thanks holdback still in hospital as he wasn't keeping any feeds down. The have done loads of tests, not sure why he so ill. But he's on fluids and is ok.

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