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D and v with fever- does my Dd need a test

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Somethingsosimple Sat 12-Sep-20 10:44:18

Dd has had what appears to be a bad stomach bug but has had a fever of 39. Does she need a test? I’ve tried all day yesterday but none available. Am I being over cautious?

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cocodomingo Sat 12-Sep-20 11:18:49

Yes fever is a symptom and 39 is very high. Also children get gastrointestinal symptoms. Keep trying on the Gov website and try 119

KitKatastrophe Sat 12-Sep-20 11:26:10

Yes, she has a fever.
It is not rocket science.

ThatDamnScientist Sat 12-Sep-20 16:45:32

In the case of your daughter (fever) then yes a test is required.

NHS - fever is a testable symptom so on those grounds yes.

New (peer reviewed) data has shown that children show D and V as an early symptom (however due to slowness and reticence of our ridiculous excuse of our government and lack of UKs ability to keep up with testing then alone D and V doesn't need testing angry)

Ethelfleda Sat 12-Sep-20 16:49:47

Yes. She has a fever.

LilyPond2 Sat 12-Sep-20 19:29:17

No, you're not definitely not being over-cautious. D&V can be a symptom of Covid, so the fact that your child's fever is accompanied by D&V in no way rules out the possibility of Covid.

LilyPond2 Sat 12-Sep-20 19:30:40

So yes your DD should definitely be tested.

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