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What the hell has DD got?

(22 Posts)
LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:07:17

DD (3) has a sore, slighty white tongue, wiffy breath, a temp of 38 and is very tearful with no appetite. Any ideas?

We're thinking throat infection, but could it be anything else?

sweetfall Fri 17-Jul-09 19:08:36

sounds like thrush infection?

Try natural live yogurt

cocolepew Fri 17-Jul-09 19:08:46

Tonsillitis? Any aches and pains?

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:09:18

Ouch. Poor love. I'll buy some tomorrow and try and get it down her.

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:11:22

cocolepew - she is a funny little thing who doesn't tell us when she feels ill and denies it vehemently when she is. We only found out that she had an upper respiratory tract infection when we took her to the doctor with conjunctivitus blush - no obvious symptoms and was as happy as larry.

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:11:57

She's in bed now with Calpol inside her, so I'm hoping that helps.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Fri 17-Jul-09 19:12:32

i would say tonsilitus but have no clue really - ds got w hite tongue with thrush.....

cocolepew Fri 17-Jul-09 19:12:47

Poor thing, hope she's better soon.

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:13:12

Got to log off now but will check back later.

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:13:28

Thank you all. xx

sweetfall Fri 17-Jul-09 19:15:58

respiratory illness very difficult to diagnose in small children. My DD had pneumonia and no respiratory symptoms at all beyond pyrexia.

It could be tonsilitis.

If she's still poorly tomorrow take her to doc

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 19:48:26

Will do, thanks.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 17-Jul-09 19:50:07

sounds like my DD with tonsillitis.

LilRedWG Fri 17-Jul-09 20:37:54

She now has chipmunk cheeks and a slightly swollen top lip. Off to the doctor's tomorrow I think.

LilRedWG Sat 18-Jul-09 07:53:01

Woken up fine. Still feels a litle hot and her eyes look a little feverish, but she's eating and drinking again and happy and chatty, so we'll just keep an eye on her today.

Thanks all.

LilRedWG Mon 20-Jul-09 16:41:22

Just an update - DD's temperature flared again on Saturday evening and she was a little out of sorts yesterday but her temperature was fine.

After her bath this morning she went white and her temperature rocketed again so I took her see the nurse practitioner this afternoon.

Despite both a chest infection and throat infection and a course of ABs, DD is still denying that she's ill.

cocolepew Mon 20-Jul-09 16:44:54

Aw poor her, would you like to swap with my DD? She's a raving hypochrondriac.

Hope she's better soon.

LilRedWG Mon 20-Jul-09 16:50:42

Thanks cocolepew. I almost wish she was like your DD. It is so hard to tell when she is poorly and she will not admit to pain/discomfort and gets quite upset if we ask about anything.

maybebaby23 Mon 20-Jul-09 16:58:18

Gosh this sounds just like my dd, she will not tell us when she feels poorly, and if we ask her and she does feel ill, she goes mad and shouts at us to stop asking questions!! Thats how we know! When she is well and we ask her, she just looks confused and says no!

I hope your dd is ok

Sycamoretreeisvile Mon 20-Jul-09 16:59:20

If a rash comes up after a couple of days, just rule out scarlet fever.

I didn't, and it slightly bit me on the arse.

Poor DD - hope she's ok. Scarlet fever is same family as tonisilitus.

DD's friend got it now, although not from her as the cases were a couple of months apart.

LilRedWG Mon 20-Jul-09 17:32:05

Urgh - I had scarlet fever a few years ago - was not nice.

LilRedWG Mon 20-Jul-09 17:32:06

Urgh - I had scarlet fever a few years ago - was not nice.

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