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Any other children been ill for weeks?

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ChristineC320 Wed 14-Feb-18 23:09:52

My son is 5 years old and in reception, ever since the kids went back to school after Christmas he's been catching bugs back to back, ive taken him to several different GPs and wasn't happy with just the it's viral answer. His symptoms are:
Swollen neck glands
Persistent cough (worse at night)
Stuffy nose
Tiredness
Leg pain (gp said could be growing pains)
Headaches
Fever for 4 days this week

I've finally found a Dr who also agreed that it has gone on too long and started him on amoxicillin, saline spray for stuffy nose and ordered a blood test to be on the safe side.

Is this normal do kids usually stay sick this long? (7 weeks)
I don't remember this happening when my daughter was in reception. 😔

Btw I've googled his symptoms and pretty much scared the living daylights outta myself which is why I've been taken him to the drs so often.

woosey35 Thu 15-Feb-18 00:14:24

I think this has been a particularly harsh winter for persistent bugs. It seems it’s not uncommon this year for people to get persistent viral symptoms for several weeks at a time.
Horrid for your little boy and horrid for him feeling so rough continuously.
I do hope he picks up soon

HaveYouSeenMyHat Thu 15-Feb-18 14:34:28

My 3 year old has been ill for weeks this winter. GP sent them for tests to rule out anything sinister but has just started been put down to repeated viral infections. The poor child has been so grumpy and whingy!

So have some flowers from me. It’s not fun!

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