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Adult DD - possibly mumps, what to do?(19 Posts)
Adult DD just tried to ring me
Mother's Day but she was insensible.
She woke up this morning thinking she had tonsillitis but she is struggling to swallow, can't speak, has a temperature and her face is swollen but so are her tonsils. She's struggling to get any painkillers down. Her tongue isn't swollen.
She had all of her vaccinations as a child, including MMR
She works with children.
Her partner called 111 this morning, they said to call back if she got worse.
From what I can ascertain she is worse, which is why I'm asking on her behalf. I think she needs to be seen today by OOH.
Am I overreacting? What's the right thing to do?
Probably tonsillitis which can be really nasty. She should be seen today by OOH.
Thank you, that's what I thought...
I'll update later.
There are potential complications from tonsillitis - scarlet fever, quinsey et al. Agree she needs to be seen by ooh at least.
Could be bad tonsillitis (I've got it at the minute and was hospitalised on a drip for 24 hours) or could be mumps but either way she definitely needs to be seen if she can't swallow particularly if her own saliva won't even go down. She has my full sympathy, I am still not right and I'm on day 6.
Apologies for the delay in updating.
DD does have mumps, it's a mild case, she'll be out of action for a couple of weeks but she's ok. She also has tonsillitis.
It was fortunate timing that today is Mother's Day because she tried to call me and I knew she needed more than 111 had originally suggested and if she'd been left like that for much longer she would have needed hospital care.
Thank She's been prescribed liquid painkillers, antibiotics, bed rest and fluids. The Dr also gave her an injection of antibiotics to get them into her system quickly, hopefully that will reduce the tonsillitis and improve her ability to swallow and get fluids
and the medicine into her.
I've brought her back to our house for some tlc, her partner is good but if she's here she will get extra attention. I can work from home for the next couple of days and keep an eye on her.
If there are two things I've taken away from today they are these:
- thank heavens for vaccinations
- thank heavens for the NHS
Thank you for your support and suggestions everyone
Also I don't know why there's a random thank in that post!
Glad she's been seen, but poor her with mumps & tonsillitis.
I was concerned when I read your post because it reminded me of when my young adult DS had severe tonsillitis a couple of years ago & the GP was considering getting him admitted to hospital. DS was desperate not to go in, so with the GP's agreement I did as you have, brought him home & took care of him for a few days. Of course I'd have taken him to hospital if he'd got worse but thankfully the antibiotics kicked in quickly.
It's good that you are there for her & able to look after her. Hope she's feeling better soon
I’m sorry she’s so ill. I didn’t know you could get mumps if you’ve had mmr. I think I read this week that there’s been a bit of an outbreak of it at universities because of people missing their MMR.
Hope she improves soon.
Your poor DD, hope she gets better soon.
The MMR is not 100% effective, hence the importance of everyone being vaccinated and herd immunity. Mumps is a notifiable disease so it is essential that her employer is told, as she works with children, and her doctors should have told Public Health England.
I've had the MMR and mumps. There is a cohort for which the MMR wasn't effective so a lot of my friends have also had it. It's a really miserable illness. I slept a lot to pass the time. I hope your DD feels better soon.
Omg mumps and tonsillitis at the same time, your poor poor daughter. If she can't get the swelling down in the next day or two you could speak to gp again and ask for a steroid injection or small course of steroid tablets. I had iv steroids at the hospital and I'm nearly sure that's what worked the quickest for the actual swelling (not the pain).
her immunity was probably down because of the tonsillitis which is why she probably landed up with a mild case of mumps - as you say thank goods for mmr. - I suspect when people get a mild case after mmr they would have had a vicious attack with serious side effects if they hadn't -I hope your daughter gets well quickly
I remember having the mumps as a child and how painful it was,I hope she gets better soon and glad she's at your house for some TLC. Do you know about Difflam spray? That might help.
The Dr said we needed to tell the school
her employer so I've left them an answerphone message, they should pick it up this morning.
She's doing Teach First so she's worried she won't pass but it's only this week and then it's the Easter holidays for 2 weeks anyway. As this is her only absence this year I think she'll be ok.
The chances are it's only mild mumps because she's had her MMR and thank heavens for that - I can only fear how bad 'real' mumps is.
If she's still not rallying I'll take her back to the GP in the week.
I'll look at Difflam, thank you. It can go on the list along with lucozade (which she fancies), more liquid paracetamol + ibuprofen, smoothies and soup to try to get some vitamins in her.
I know she's an independent adult but still, my poor girl. I love her so much. She text me to go in at 3am to give her more painkillers (she can't call out for me at the moment) and frankly, she's a mess. The fever is coming down slowly but she was hallucinating with it yesterday.
Thank you again for all of your support and suggestions. I am reading and taking them all on board.
Aw op what a good mum you are! I'm sure it's hard to see her in so much pain, you're doing everything you can for her. I hope she feels even the slightest bit better today x
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