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HELP 3 yr old saying eyes hurt!!

(17 Posts)
MrsOs Sun 13-Mar-16 23:26:42

My ds who is 3 has been poorly for a few days with a virus saying his head hurts, tummy, ears and eyes. Today we took to gp out of hours because had developed a rash on his torso. She looked him over said it was vital. He keeps waking up tonight screaming saying his eyes hurt.. I'm really scared what is causing it

ToucanPlay Sun 13-Mar-16 23:28:30

I would go A&E I think. Is it the light hurting his eyes?

MrsBungle Sun 13-Mar-16 23:35:20

Oh a and e for me too, especially if it's particularly light hurting eyes.

nocoolnamesleft Sun 13-Mar-16 23:39:07

Agree. A&E. It may still all be viral, but things have changed with a potentially worrying sign, so needs checking out promptly.

TheAussieProject Mon 14-Mar-16 00:55:07

It may be linked to his headache and an increased pressure behind his eyes.
It could also be sinusitis , but then why the rash and the tummy.

Conclusion, yes he needs to see someone again.

CrazyMary Mon 14-Mar-16 01:15:09

Have you given him calpol/nurofen? If so, and no change, I would call out of hours and ask for their advice on whether he needs to go to a&e. I hope he feels better soon.

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 08:27:18

Thanks ladies he woke again screaming in the night wouldn't say what it was about managed to settle him eventually but this morning still saying his eyes are poorly! I have just given nurofen and see if that helps I think I will make opticians appt anyway.

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Mon 14-Mar-16 08:34:25

I would call 111 or your go and ask for advice this morning, not wait for an optician. Hope your lo feels better soon.

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 08:39:23

But two Drs have seen him and said its a virus I'm not sure what else they can do

ToucanPlay Mon 14-Mar-16 09:19:05

I'm sorry but the amount of times I've heard horror stories about GPs saying 'it's only a virus' would prompt me to go to A&E with those symptoms.

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 09:51:38

I appreciate that but he is up and being quite naughty. The only concern I really have now is his eyes being sorr

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 09:51:48


MarvellousCake Mon 14-Mar-16 09:58:14

I know that chicken pox can make eyes ache, because I experienced it. I don't know about other viruses. If you are worried I would get him seen.

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 10:44:06

The rash is now really itchy!! It doesn't look like chickenpox I have given him piriton

MrsOs Mon 14-Mar-16 11:35:38

Back to dr at 330

TheAussieProject Mon 14-Mar-16 18:53:35

So what did the dr say?

MrsOs Wed 16-Mar-16 05:23:01

We ended up being sent up to hospital because he was photophobic but when hospital did assessment they concluded viral infection and sent us home

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