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URGENT....HELP

(32 Posts)
lucykatie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:10:29

I NEED YOU GUYS TO GET BACK TO ME ASAP....MY DD1 OF 5 YEARS HAS BEEN POORLY TODAY, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, AT 3.30PM I TOOK HER TEMP AND IT WAS 36, JUST DONE IT AGAIN AND ITS 40...COULD BE NORE BUT STRIP ONLY GOES UP TO 40.....WHAT DO I DO?

desperatehousewife Thu 17-Mar-05 20:11:12

call NHS direct? Call doc out of hours number?

Bellie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:12:01

Call NHS direct or your gp out of hours

bundle Thu 17-Mar-05 20:12:17

strip her off, have you given calpol? give it every 4 hrs, alternate with baby nurofen if you have it. is she conscious? happy? otherwise?

Pruni Thu 17-Mar-05 20:12:37

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lucykatie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:12:38

DO YOU KNOW NUMBER FOR NHS DIRECT

WideWebWitch Thu 17-Mar-05 20:13:31

0845 4647 I think

Gobbledigook Thu 17-Mar-05 20:13:37

Have you given her Calpol or Ibuprofen? We were told if it goes 40 or over you can give both together but just try Calpol first or Calprofen. And yes, ring NHS direct just to be safe.

Pruni Thu 17-Mar-05 20:13:44

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Tissy Thu 17-Mar-05 20:14:16

strip her down to pants, sponge her with tepid water, give her calpol, and plenty of fluid to drink.

Temp strips are not v. accurate, btw, but better than nothing...

Does she have any spots?

lucykatie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:14:18

SHE IS ILL....REALLY LETHARGIC, RED EYES,COMPLANING OF BED BACK.

HOT TO TOUCH BUT SHE SAYS SHE IS FREEZING.

GIVEN HER NUROFEN ALREADY.

bundle Thu 17-Mar-05 20:14:19

nhs direct will only ring you back after asking questions - do you have an out of hrs gp service?

WideWebWitch Thu 17-Mar-05 20:14:28

That is right no. Agree with everyone else, Calpol, strip down, dab her with tepid (NOT COLD) water and take temp again in half an hour.

WideWebWitch Thu 17-Mar-05 20:15:55

Oh, she's 5, so I think they're less worried about febrile convulsions at that age (that's what my dr told me when ds had high temp at over 5yo)

debs26 Thu 17-Mar-05 20:16:26

bad back or stiff neck? dont want to cause panic but would definatley speak to professional now

pixiefish Thu 17-Mar-05 20:16:56

Have you got a car? Get her to your local doctors out of hours service or the A and E dept of your hospital.

lucykatie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:17:03

NO SPOTS.

SHE IS NEVER ILL, THATS WHY THE SUDDEN AAAAHHHHHH

WideWebWitch Thu 17-Mar-05 20:17:36

Are you calling them Lucykatie? You could just take her to A&E if you're really worried unless there's a walk in centre near you.

lucykatie Thu 17-Mar-05 20:17:38

ON PHONE TO NHS DIRECT.....

bundle Thu 17-Mar-05 20:18:21

the aches sound like flu, is she drinking fluids?

BubblesDeVere Thu 17-Mar-05 20:47:06

How is she?

sparklymieow Thu 17-Mar-05 20:50:33

sounds like the bug I've just had, I was freezing cold but hot to touch, my body ached and my head hurt, and felt dizzy. I now have a cold and cough...

Fimbo Thu 17-Mar-05 21:12:27

LucyKatie-My dd has got this - its a flu virus which is lasting anything up to 2 weeks. DD has had it since last Saturday and is still very poorly. Hope your dd is ok

madgirl Thu 17-Mar-05 21:14:41

lucykatie how is she?????????

helsy Thu 17-Mar-05 21:21:00

Is she ok?

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