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To not get covid test for one-off high temp?

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FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 06:50:56

Just that really. Would you get a covid test and self isolate for a young child with a one-off high temp with no other symptoms?

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Pidgythe2nd Tue 30-Jun-20 06:53:06

Yes I would!!
So should you.

Jockjockjock Tue 30-Jun-20 06:53:16

Just do the test. Yes, as it's a main symptom you should get a test, if it comes back negative then you don't have to continue self isolation. Or you could do what we were supposed to do before general testing and isolate child for 7 days and the rest of you for 2 weeks.

heyheyho Tue 30-Jun-20 06:53:17

I think you’re supposed to. Sometimes people only have one symptom. Some people breeze through the virus when they have it. In fact, most people do. I’d get it.

Northernsoullover Tue 30-Jun-20 06:53:44

Yes I would. Better to know for sure and get on with life than be in doubt.

Tokenismjest Tue 30-Jun-20 06:55:53

Just go and get a test - if you have a car you can drive to your local test site - there are now walk in self test sites too dotted around the country.

Just because you don’t have a cough doesn’t mean it’s not corona. Test sites are quiet & some people get results same day - majority within 24 hrs. Good luck

Cupcakegirl13 Tue 30-Jun-20 06:59:18

100% yes in the current climate it would be hugely irresponsible not to. There are enough first hand accounts of Covid now published for us all to realise this virus does not follow a set pattern when it comes to symptoms.

TwinMum89 Tue 30-Jun-20 06:59:39

My 11 month old girl twin had a temperature Sunday night before last and the next day. No other symptoms other than temp and being tired. Took her to the gp. No sign of throat or ear infection. Took her to get tested on Monday evening and received a negative test result the next day. We didn’t think she had Covid but had to get her tested so we could send her back to nursery and not have to self isolate. Was straight forward to do and the result came back quickly.

FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 06:59:57

Thanks for the replies.
My son had a test on Saturday because he had a high temp, it was a one off and he has been absolutely fine since. Still waiting for the results. Part of me wishing I hadn’t taken him because he’s been absolutely fine and was fine at the time, and feeling guilty about missing work. But now my other son has woken up with a high temperature. Also fine in himself. I know I should get him tested and I probably will, but wanted to check if others would for just a temp that resolves itself

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Lockdownlooks Tue 30-Jun-20 07:00:04

I know isolating is a pain but that and testing is the only way we have a chance of beating this thing. I don’t know what tracking there is in place but think about the places you have been/people met.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Sailingblue Tue 30-Jun-20 07:02:05

For me it depends on the age. I don’t think I’d test a 1 year old but I’d attempt a test for an older small child that could be reasoned with. I’m really worried about this for nurseries during winter. This sort of testing is quite traumatic for small ones and having to do it regularly isn’t really fair. The government need to get a better test for the under 5s otherwise people won’t bother, will do it wrong or outright lie and test themselves instead of the child.

chancechancechance Tue 30-Jun-20 07:02:19

I think in these circs you have to just do as the NHS says - it says for a temp you get a test.

Why are you not certain? Is it because the test isn't pleasant?

snowybean Tue 30-Jun-20 07:04:30

"It would be hugely irresponsible not to"

I agree with all the previous posters. Take the test!

ChittyChittyBoomBoom Tue 30-Jun-20 07:05:38

I had exactly this last week with my dd! 1day of having a slightly raised temp so we got her tested. Yes it felt a little ott but we all have a responsibility to take this seriously. Now that the testing facilities are up and running with plenty of capacity, I don’t know why you wouldn’t get tested!

My dd’s results came back negative the next day so we were all able to return to school and work feeling confident we’d done the right thing.

FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 07:10:58

chancechancechance

I think in these circs you have to just do as the NHS says - it says for a temp you get a test.

Why are you not certain? Is it because the test isn't pleasant?

Because of work guilt I guess

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FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 07:12:06

Sailingblue

For me it depends on the age. I don’t think I’d test a 1 year old but I’d attempt a test for an older small child that could be reasoned with. I’m really worried about this for nurseries during winter. This sort of testing is quite traumatic for small ones and having to do it regularly isn’t really fair. The government need to get a better test for the under 5s otherwise people won’t bother, will do it wrong or outright lie and test themselves instead of the child.

He’s 2, nearly 3

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MummaGiles Tue 30-Jun-20 07:20:11

I know a family that has had Covid. The only symptom the young child (5) had was being a little warm for one day.

FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 07:20:13

It doesn’t help that result are so slow in my area but I know that’s not a reason not to test

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Suze1621 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:26:58

Can you get a test posted to your home? Mine arrived within 12 hours of request, booked courier for collection the the following day and had my result (negative) 36 hours after collection.

Ginfordinner Tue 30-Jun-20 07:34:17

Work guilt is a poor excuse. I expect your boss would far rather you got tested than didn't then spread the virus around the workforce.

RegalRags Tue 30-Jun-20 07:34:27

Get the test done
I had a temperature a couple of weeks ago and felt fine in myself but still had a test (negative).
From booking the test, driving to the test centre and getting home again it was 1 hour 10 minutes.

Sailingblue Tue 30-Jun-20 07:36:01

FillipeFillope At that age I think I would try. Check the testing documentation but I’ve seen others say that you might be able to just do the nostrils rather than the throat as well. The reality is it’s a really stupid test mechanism to try and get parents to do on small children. It’s easy for people to say ‘of course do the test’ but actually administering it right is another thing. I’d be far happier if I could take them in somewhere to be swabbed.

magicmarkerz Tue 30-Jun-20 07:36:56

FillipeFillope

Just that really. Would you get a covid test and self isolate for a young child with a one-off high temp with no other symptoms?

Well, considering that you’re supposed to, then yes, of course I bloody would.

FillipeFillope Tue 30-Jun-20 07:42:04

They don’t do nose swabs in my area, just throat.

Thanks everyone, will book a test.

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Looneytune253 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:45:55

You don't have to get the test if you think it's too invasive but you must then self isolate for the 14 days. If you get the test and it's negative you can go back to normal so it's up to you about how inconvenient it is

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