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19mth old fever and rash

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dennant Thu 18-Feb-16 20:21:43

Help mums!!!!!
My 19mth old gorgeous girl has had a fever for 4 days topping 39.8c. I have had her to the doctors twice already and they say it's viral and to let her fend it off by herself. The first few nights she was fussy but eventually I got her back to sleep last night she barely slept at all and probably only got 4 hours at most, and that was broken. Between 12-5am she was wide awake but tired, desperately trying to sleep but could not get comfy and switch off. She'd drift and then, ping, eyes wide open and crying again. I started her in her cot, then in bed with me, even in the car but to no avail. She's being cycled on nuerofen and paracetamol and that helps the fever but she still can't sleep.
Please any ideas on how to help her?
Shes only been asleep for 45 minutes and is already crying. Dad is currently trying to get her back to sleep but still crying. I have not slept more than 3-4 hours for the past 4 nights and I am so worried about her. We have no fans and given how cold it is I have put her down in a vest and sleep suit, nothing else. She is not shivering or sweating. Any advice so welcome!!
I just don't know what to do. If she doesn't get some decent rest she'll struggle to beat whatever this bug is.

Needtobebetter Thu 18-Feb-16 22:00:42

What's her temperature now and when was the last time she had pain relief? I'd say anything with a fever that lasts longer than a day or 2 requires investigation. Is her cry different to her usual cry? I wonder if she has pain.

If she's had all the medication she can have I'd ring 111 for advice, it might be that she's had a virus or been coming down with something and now it's coming out.

dennant Fri 19-Feb-16 07:26:03

Yes we know it's viral. The paracetamol and ibuprofen keep it in check but as soon as it wears off she rockets again. Doesn't seem to be in pain anywhere just very uncomfortable and can't settle down at all.

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Fri 19-Feb-16 08:03:40

Unfortunately you'll just have to wait until she comes out the other side. I would only put her in a vest. If she has a fever it's better if she's cool rather than layered.
Go and buy a fan!!!! Offer cold drinks and even ice lollies when she's hot.
My DD had this a few weeks ago ... It went on for about 6 -7 days. 13 out of 30 kids in her reception class got it too!

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 19-Feb-16 10:27:41

Where is the rash and have you looked inside her mouth?

dennant Fri 19-Feb-16 10:56:40

All over her torso neck and by her ears, yes mouth looks OK. Waiting at the doctors again now.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 19-Feb-16 11:01:36

Please ask them to rule out Kawasaki disease.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 19-Feb-16 11:04:46

My son had a temperature for 5 days and a rash, it was later diagnosed as atypical Kawasaki disease.

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