My first thought was cystitis but she says it doesn't hurt. She complained of a headache when we got home from preschool and was in bed asleep by half five, after many trips to the loo. She woke up a bit later and now every ten minutes or so is saying she needs a wee. I have said we will take her to the doctors tomorrow but I have no idea whats wrong with her! Anyone?
oh dear poor dd, sounds like cystitis to me. me and my sister suffered from it as children and its not very pleasant.
make sure she has loads and loads of water
my mum used to get us drinking lemon barley which was very soothing (she also used to give us weak tea which was ace but maybe a bit old fashioned now!)
calpol or similar will help a lot too
I do remember tho that sometimes once enough liquid had been drunk the discomfort would pass VERY quickly and the infection often cleared up of its own accord. just a case of getting the balance right i guess
Use a large flattish tupperware type dish, sit her on the loo as normal and hold it underneath. Bribe with chocolate as required. If you do it first thing in the morning the need to do a wee will hopefully be stronger than the reluctance at weeiing because you are there with the tub!
My DD(age 3) had exactly the same symptoms a few weeks ago-because she had no pain on (frequent but small) urination,I assumed it couldn't be an infection.The pain in her head got so bad I was called to school to pick her up. Nurofen and Calpol helped with the pain and Doc prescribed anti-biotics due to the symptoms going on so long.
Never heard anything back from Docs re urine sample but within 2 days of the anti-biotice,I had my real 3 yr old back!