Hi, my daughter has a viral infection in her mouth. It's extreamly painful for her. She's on anti viral medicine, calpol and calprofen. She also has a spray for her mouth. The problem is she's not eating or drinking. She's only had a few sips today and screams after every sip. She says she's hungary, but can't eat anything without being in pain. I've tried jellie, ice cream, custard and yogart. She has one mouthful then cries and won't eat any more. It's also extramly hard to get her medicine down her. She'll take the calpol but dosn't like the other two. The calpol on it's own isn't enough to take the pain away. I'd be really greatful for any advice as to how to get fluids down her and also her medicine. (I've tried a syringe, but she spat it out).
I phoned the GP earlier and told him she wasn't drinking and that she hadn't had a wee all day. He said to leave it another 12 hours and if she dosn't have a wet nappy in the morning to come in. She's four and a half btw.
No wee all day - TBH I would take her into A&E and get THEM to decide NOW. The paeds can see if she is properly dehydratd and if so, IV fluids and antibiotics. I wouldn't waste time. Ring NHS Direct - they will make sure you are seen.
Thanks everyone, she had a slightly wet nappy this morning. She hasn't drank anything all morning though. My husband is going to nip out of work to buy some milk shake. I doubt it'll work but we've tried everything else. I will phone NHS direct if she still won't drink.
can you see if there is any sort of local anaesthetic she can swill round her mouth before she tries to eat. I don't know if such a thing is available for general mouth freezing, dd had some sort of throat anaesthetic afer tonisilitis I remember.
She's finally had 2 small mugs of cold tea with sugar in it. What a relief!! I'll try to get as much of that down her as possible. She had it at 3:30pm and at 5pm. She still hasn't wee'd but at least she's drinking.