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Would calpol bring temp down if it's UTI?

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accessorieshelp Fri 23-Nov-12 20:57:19

DD has had a temp this evening. was about 38 at 6pm then up to 39 at bedtime. She has been acting as normal although she has a bit of a cold (just snotty no cough) but that's been for a few days.

She said it hurt a bit when she wees earlier(she is 3) so was wondering if it could be UTI. Also I thought she smelt a bit fishy when she went to the loo yestersay (thrush?).

However after giving calpol temp is down to 37.6 - if it was UTI would it have come down?

janek Fri 23-Nov-12 22:17:27

Surely it won't be so shocking out of visiting hours and with none of the day-time office staff there though. Hope all is well.

accessorieshelp Fri 23-Nov-12 22:22:17

have other DC cat plus he's been drinking anyway

yes hopefully should be less busy this time of night

reception called me & doctor going to call me back to see whether need to go tonight or whether tomorrow morning will be ok

cat Fri 23-Nov-12 22:27:28

You won't be there long , and you won't be staying - because DD is FINE!

BUT... DS2 was rushed to hospital from the GP surgery. I was so convinced his temp of 42 was just because of a cold/teething that I left a chicken casserole on the hob!

I was left stuck in the hosp with nothing - not even my purse for 18hrs until DH could come back after waiting for DM and sorting out DS1.

Soooo..... if you are going to OOH GP or A and E - I suggest you grab a bag just in case

Which you won't need as you will be home very soon and cursing that bloody cat off of that mumsnet wink[

Grab a carrier and chuck in:

Clean jammies/pants/socks for DD
Jammies/fleece/socks/pants/slippers for you
Phone and charger
Snack bars/chocolate

drjohnsonscat Fri 23-Nov-12 22:28:12

My DD is prone to this. She has one right now in fact - just took her to the drs after 48 hours of temps around 40 and vomiting - these are her symptoms rather than pain on weeing usually - and the urine test came up showing infection straight away so we are on antibiotics. But for future ref, you can get those wee dip sticks in some chemists. I usually keep some in so I can gauge if I need to go to the dr for antibiotics or if it's some other sort of infection which I can just let run its course.

accessorieshelp Fri 23-Nov-12 22:40:22

Hopefully we won't be long but we'll at least have to wait for her to wee! Have packed bag but only with chocolate buttons, purse, water, calpol & toy (& chewing gum!). Will definitely get wee pots & sticks for future.

cat Fri 23-Nov-12 23:05:22

Keep us posted! X

accessorieshelp Fri 23-Nov-12 23:12:53

I just spoke to a very nice doctor, told her everything, & the conclusion is to let her sleep, if she still has a temp in the morning & says it hurts to wee, to get a urine sample (in a container that's been washed in warm soapy water), then call OOH again to get an appt in the morning to get it tested to see if she needs anti biotics. (she was very apologetic that she couldn't book an appt for me tomorrow). She also said if she wakes up in the night and is worse to bring her in.

So I am going to bed (DD is in bed with me) & will check on her every 5 minutes during the night.

thanks for all your help will update in the morning

cat Fri 23-Nov-12 23:14:40

Ah good - glad you got someone to give you some proper advice. DD will probably sleep like a log and be a sprightly jumping bean in the morning.

Get some rest x

Liskey Sat 24-Nov-12 07:33:54

Hope your night has been ok? How's your DD today?

accessorieshelp Sat 24-Nov-12 08:29:22

thanks liskey thenight was fine. Didn't have to give her more calpol, & she slept through. She is absolutely fine thismorning, temp back to normal. She did a wee (I wasn't prepared with a jar) so haven't got a sample yet. She didn't say it hurt whilst she was doing it but when I asked her if it did she said yes.. hmm. Will wash a jar shortly and try and 'catch' the next lot!

the doctor I spoke to last night said a lot of infections go of their own accord so hopefully this is one of them

Liskey Sat 24-Nov-12 09:02:24

That's reassuring that she slept through. Hopefully the infection will go away.

cat Sat 24-Nov-12 09:12:31

Glad the night was better and she seems ok this morning.

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