Feeling ill on day 13 of isolating

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HeyListenNavi Tue 17-Nov-20 11:20:19

DS has been isolating due to being in close contact with a positive case at school. Up to now he has been fine, but last night he started complaining of not feeling well.

This morning he feels warm but no fever, got a really sore throat and stomach ache. I know covid presents differently in children but as hes not displaying the classic symptoms I can't get a test? Also how likely is it for symptoms to start this late in the isolation period?

Any advice would be great, thanks.

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palacegirl77 Tue 17-Nov-20 11:21:42

If he feels warm Id go and get a test personally. Its not unheard of for symptoms to start as late (which is why it is 14 days).

Sweetooth92 Tue 17-Nov-20 11:22:29

Just book one online, they won’t check you have the symptoms. He’s unwell and not been anywhere to pick anything else up. I can’t see how you’d do anything else!

Sweetooth92 Tue 17-Nov-20 11:23:03

Hope he feels better soon though smile

SansaSnark Tue 17-Nov-20 11:24:08

The symptom is temperature, not fever. If you don't have a thermometer, feeling warm to the touch is classed as a temperature.

It is rare to get symptoms at the end of the 14 days, but not impossible, hence why the isolation period is that long.

I'd get him tested, and then at least you know.

SansaSnark Tue 17-Nov-20 11:24:35

BTW fingers crossed it is not coronavirus and he is fine!

HeyListenNavi Tue 17-Nov-20 11:25:29

Thank you I will order a test now. Fingers crossed for a negative, hes vulnerable due to asthma and was really hoping we had escaped it!

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SansaSnark Tue 17-Nov-20 11:28:07

I really hope he's ok! I think young people with asthma who are otherwise healthy are still relatively low risk.

Statistically, he's more likely not to have it.

But if you get a test you will know for sure, which is probably for the best if he is vulnerable.

Crakeandoryx Tue 17-Nov-20 11:32:20

Yes definitely books test. There have been quite a few cases of sickness and temp that have come back positive in children. Particularly in the school's near me. They have issued a request for extra caution around sickness in children.

HeyListenNavi Tue 17-Nov-20 11:40:56

Thank you, I have booked a home test to be delivered.

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Rowgtfc72 Tue 17-Nov-20 18:06:48

Dd tested positive. On day 12 of isolation I woke up with loss of taste and smell. Tested positive.
Hope your ds is ok.

Lumene Tue 17-Nov-20 20:41:55

Good luck OP, hope he feels better soon.

HeyListenNavi Tue 17-Nov-20 22:10:50

Thank you, he has been off his food today and feeling tired as well as the sore throat so it's a good job we have a test on the way.

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Lumene Wed 18-Nov-20 01:08:59

Fingers crossed for you.

Flump9 Wed 18-Nov-20 09:42:25

I'm in South Staffs where the cases are high and we've now been told to test for other symptoms aswell, they specifically mention stomach ache in children.

Crunchymum Wed 18-Nov-20 13:44:59

Hope you get an answer soon.

Must be so frustrating to get to day 13 and then get poorly.

unchienandalusia Wed 18-Nov-20 14:22:30

My DS was told by GP he had to get tested for sore throat, cold and dodgy tummy. Waiting for results now

ineedaholidaynow Wed 18-Nov-20 14:26:05

@HeyListenNavi if you have been out and about he may have caught it from you, if you have had it without symptoms.

Hope he is ok

BatleyTownswomensGuild Wed 18-Nov-20 18:33:58

Hope he's Ok. But please keep him in until the test is back (I only felt mildly warm and had a sore throat at the start but tested positive. DH also tested positive and had no temp at all. It's a myth to think you have to be lying feverish in bed to have COVID.)

HeyListenNavi Thu 19-Nov-20 15:29:04

Thank you everyone, we are awaiting results now and of course isolating. Seems a bit brighter today so hoping for a negative.

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Northernsoulgirl45 Thu 19-Nov-20 17:13:37

Fingers crossed

LJC1234 Tue 24-Nov-20 19:22:40

Out of interest did you get a positive or negative ?

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