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Illness that goes quickly

(8 Posts)
Cheesecrumpets01 Sat 28-Nov-15 21:55:57

Anyone else's child suddenly develop a cough, high fever at almost 39.5/40, fast breathing, working hard to breathe, pale and tired. Then with one dose of calpol before bed and a full nights sleep, wake up completely fine as if nothing happened?
The amount of times we have almost taken DD to the hospital because she suddenly gets that I'll, only to quickly perk up by the morning, seems odd.

yeOldeTrout Sat 28-Nov-15 22:11:55

how old?
Little ones get viruses that come & go quickly.

Ellie2015 Sun 29-Nov-15 09:54:43

It is normal. Perhaps best to wait and see if temp doesnt settled after paracetamol within 3-4 hrs, then you should be thinking abt taking her to hospital.

Cheesecrumpets01 Sun 29-Nov-15 22:00:45

She is 3 her temp has settled around 38.3. Just seems to appear suddenly then goes just as quickly.

Moomazoo Sun 29-Nov-15 22:02:24

We have this too.... No infection nothing he usually goes 40.6 ... Sometimes it goes up so quickly he has a seizure! He is 3 but has lots of disabilities !!!

Moomazoo Sun 29-Nov-15 22:03:13

He is 6 not 3!!!

Ellie2015 Mon 30-Nov-15 07:42:26

Settling temp means less than 38. It seems u need to visit a doc.

Cheesecrumpets01 Wed 02-Dec-15 14:41:46

Her temp has now gone. We went to GP who was happy her chest was clear but ears were red so prescribed x2 bottles of antibiotics unmade, so we could make them up if she suddenly got worse. However the cough has gone too but she is just so tired, pale and emotional. Constant tears, not wanting to walk upstairs or just be carried. Something must be bothering her.

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