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DS1 is 11 and has I need to get him looked at?

(8 Posts)
Curiousmama Sun 05-Jul-09 17:24:59

He's so poorly, just laid in bed all hot and sweaty and aching.
Do I need to tell his gp? Or ring nhs direct? I'm worried it's swine flu although I hear this isn't any worse than normal flu?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 05-Jul-09 17:26:14

Ring NHS direct.

sad I hope he's on the mend soon.

Curiousmama Sun 05-Jul-09 17:31:33

thanks. It's his school play all this week and he's the presenter so he'll miss that sad I hope he's going to be ok. DS2 has a cold but nothing more as yet?

ohbabygivemeonemorechance Sun 05-Jul-09 17:36:23

If he is really poorly today ring your GP number who will put you through to out of hours for advice/him to be looked at today.
If he is poorly but ok,ring GP first thing tomaorrow am.
Hope he is ok,my ds has a temp and acheing joints but has perked up a bit today ~ not sure if I just go with "virus" or if need to keep off school in case is swine flu.If my ds is still hot tonight/achey,will ring for him tomorrow I think.

ohbabygivemeonemorechance Sun 05-Jul-09 17:37:09


reikizen Sun 05-Jul-09 17:40:20

Yes, flu (swine or not) is really very nasty and not at all like a bad cold. I had hallucinations and all sorts and was very weak for a long time afterwards the only time I have had real flu. If your child has flu there would be no way they could go to school they would be too poorly tbh. I would call the GP for a child who was that ill even if there was no 'swine flu' about.

ohbabygivemeonemorechance Sun 05-Jul-09 17:43:35

sorry should have said give him lots to drink,calpol/paracetamol medicine and juice/easily digested food.
Keep an eye on his temp and ring GP if he can't really get up and about.

cass66 Sun 05-Jul-09 19:50:36

..if you can get up and about you don't have 'flu....

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