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DD1 (3 Years old) has a slight fever but is burning up and says she has a headache. Advice needed.

(6 Posts)
suiledonn Sun 20-Sep-09 22:40:55

She was very irritable this morning and lacking in energy. She looked flushed so I checked her temp - it was 99.6 so not very high but she said she had a headache. I gave her Calpol and she seemed much better so we went to visit MIL.

She went downhill again so we came home, temp was just under 100 - gave her more Calpol. She is sleeping now and temp back down.

Should I just keep an eye on her tonight and give more Calpol if needed or ring out-of-ours doctor?

Does it sound like a mild virus or the start of something more serious?

I am a bit worried about the headache although she seemed alert and her vision seemed fine before she went to bed.

suiledonn Sun 20-Sep-09 22:41:33

out-of-hours doctor

colditz Sun 20-Sep-09 22:42:17

Give her calprofen too, and if I were you I would wake her up evey 2 hours or so to check her temp, which is actually quitte high!

suiledonn Sun 20-Sep-09 22:45:16

Is it quite high? MIL thought no need to worry until 101 - 102.

Not sure about the Calprofen as she has asthma although the doctor told me I could try it with her before and if she reacted not to use it again.

I am horribly nervous about sickness. Don't think I will sleep well tonight.

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Sun 20-Sep-09 23:24:27

wake her up and do the chin to chest test. )ie does her neck hurt) and check temp and light sensitivity

I ended up in A&E late one night and they gave DS2 neurofen stuff even though he is asthmatic as it was more important to get his temp down.

suiledonn Mon 21-Sep-09 09:16:17

Thanks norma . I called a nurseline last night and got the same advice. Apart from the temp she was ok and I gave her the ibuprofen in the night.

She is much better this morning. No idea what caused it.

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