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Day five of fever, what do I do?

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badweekend Fri 29-Mar-13 21:26:00

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pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 21:28:29

I would call NHS direct. Better to be safe than sorry.

badweekend Fri 29-Mar-13 21:32:23

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Skygirls Fri 29-Mar-13 21:32:29

I would take her to A&E as they do more extensive tests. It's a bit of a long time with no reduction in the fever IMO.

Just a thought though, my ds had a temp of 38-39 for 6 days. Temp would go down with calpol/neurofen but would always come back. He showed no other symptoms of being ill. Then on the Saturday (6th day) he came up in chicken pox.

Has your dd had cp yet? If not, it could be, but I'd still take her to A&E and not wait til Tuesday.
Hope she starts feeling better soon and you get some answers.

badweekend Fri 29-Mar-13 21:45:32

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Bunbaker Fri 29-Mar-13 21:52:44

Did they take a urine sample? DD used to get ferociously high temperatures with urine infections. I would ring OOH and take a urine sample alomg to be tested. Urine infections don't go away on their own and have serious implications if left untreated.

pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:00:30

Hospital will have it all on record regarding frequent admissions and would more than likely look outside the box now. Would certainly go back asap. Take care.

badweekend Fri 29-Mar-13 22:07:25

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pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:15:39

Let us know how you get on and if u need a vent you know where we are! Hugs to u and lil un.

pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:19:09

And when u go back to hospital if your not happy with diagnosis don't leave. Ask for second opinion.

BeaWheesht Fri 29-Mar-13 22:24:17

Has she a cough? Sometimes a lung infection can't be heard with a stethoscope?

Also is she big for her age? She may need a weight based dosage of med for fever. However, regardless of that I'd get her seen as its been going on so long .

badweekend Fri 29-Mar-13 22:46:25

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pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:50:46

Runny nose is good. Body getting rid of mucus and it isn't settling on the chest is good. Hope u get some rest. Its rotten when kids are poorly little sips of drink frequently try keep up the fluids. We will await ur update.

pipsqueakz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:52:18

Feel for u I have ds same age have my sympathies

anonymosity Fri 29-Mar-13 23:37:25

Go to the doctor. Over 3 to 4 days of consistent fever often means infection of some kind and best to get it treated asap. (NHS direct pretty useless in these circs in my honest opinion...)

craziedaisy Sat 30-Mar-13 09:40:30

How is little one today. My ds had a horrible virus for 9 days recently. He was seen by gp twice and they decided it was just a virus. He had nurofen for longer than 3 days i think it just means that you shouldn't give for longer than 3 days without seeing gp.

badweekend Sat 30-Mar-13 11:08:10

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badweekend Sat 30-Mar-13 11:09:19

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craziedaisy Sat 30-Mar-13 12:00:25

He complained of ear ache and sore throat but doctor didn't think looked too bad. We had antibiotics but after 5 days he still had temp so knew it wasn't bacterial. Has your daughter any other symptoms? What is her temp like now? I was worried about kawasaki disease but doctor didn't think it was that.

badweekend Sat 30-Mar-13 13:30:01

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badweekend Sat 30-Mar-13 15:42:58

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pipsqueakz Sat 30-Mar-13 21:58:49

Ah glad u have a diagnosis hope it works OK bet your mind is at ease a little take care

badweekend Sun 31-Mar-13 18:56:33

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pipsqueakz Sat 06-Apr-13 12:13:57

How's little one getting on with the tonsillitis?

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