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chicken pox when should I panic??

(27 Posts)
sparklymieow Thu 19-May-05 08:59:48

DD2's eyes are nearly closed becaus eof spots and she has a temp. of 103.4. Just spoke to NHSdirect and she just told me how to deal with it, like I didn't know about priton, calpol etc, but what can her temp./ go to before I panic........

cadbury Thu 19-May-05 09:33:13

how many days is it since this started? It often gets worse, then peaks and then gets better a few days in to the illness. We had to give calpol and ibuprofen to get dd's temp down for a day or two but then it turn the corner and we barely needed any meds after that.

Sorry you and she are having such a rotten time with this.

Flossam Thu 19-May-05 09:34:59

Just to make sure, you did tell them about the temp didn't you?

HandbagAddiction Thu 19-May-05 09:45:01

Sparklymieow, I would get your dd down to the doctors as soon as possible. My friend's dd also had chicken pox quite badly and especially around her eyes and the doctors gave her some anti-viral drugs to sort it out. Given that she has such a high temp too - I would definitely try and get something to sort her out.

sparklymieow Thu 19-May-05 11:52:16

Went to the docs and they have given some drops for her eyes, her temp was 103.5 just now, so given her more calpol, and she is slumped on the sofa, think she will fall back to sleep soon. The doctor did say that her skin immuntity system might be poor which is why she has such a very bad case of CP and why she had a very very bad case of Imtigo (sp??) last year. So when she is better I am going to get that checked.

HandbagAddiction Thu 19-May-05 12:02:04

Glad you're sorted and I do hope she feels better soon.

bigdonna Thu 19-May-05 21:29:53

hi hope your little girl is feeling better soon.if she is really itchy i used rhus tox it is homepathic sorry cant spell,you can buy it in boots it really helps to stop the itching .how old is your dd ,her temp does seem high have you tried nurofen, i find calpol does not work anymore.

Clarinet60 Thu 19-May-05 23:22:48

Yes, I've heard that nurofen is better.
Hope dd is better soon, mieow, it sounds awful.

misdee Thu 19-May-05 23:23:40

nieow dont give your dd2 neurofen if she is asthmatic.

sparklymieow Thu 19-May-05 23:25:59

shes not Misdee, doctor checked her over... Both girls are up still, they can't sleep and DD2 looks terrible.....

misdee Thu 19-May-05 23:26:30

put dd2 in her eczema sleepsuit.

sparklymieow Thu 19-May-05 23:27:35

it doesn't fit anymore

tiffini Thu 19-May-05 23:29:29

cut the feet off.

sparklymieow Thu 19-May-05 23:32:16

Hi Tiff, thas a great idea....... thanks

tiffini Thu 19-May-05 23:33:17

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 13:44:32

she is walking very stiffly, is that normal???

cadbury Fri 20-May-05 13:50:22

Is she still running a temperature?

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 13:51:03

101.3 atm.

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 13:52:02

she also seems in a lot of pain, she is sleeping atm

cadbury Fri 20-May-05 13:56:03

is that with calpol in her system?

PrettyCandles Fri 20-May-05 13:56:24

Does she have spots in her groin or between her buttocks? That could make her walk uncomfortably.

You know that you can alternate Calpol and Nurofen if her temp stays up? So, if Nurofen is given at 6h intervals, then you can give Calpol 3h after the Nurofen.

Also, tepid baths with cornflour and oats will cool her as well as soothe her skin. It's fine for eyes as well.

Hope she feels better soon.

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 13:56:43

she had calpol at 9am, her temp. isn't coming down with calpol tho.

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 13:57:59

like said she is sleeping atm so I am going to let her sleep, because we all had a bad night, two with chicken pox ain't fun!!!

cadbury Fri 20-May-05 13:59:20

it should turn the corner soon. Sorry you are having such a cr*ppy week (or three)

sparklymieow Fri 20-May-05 14:03:22

tell me about it, feel drained anyway without the bloodly chicken pox, was supposed to be on holiday this week but cancelled it when DS had it two weeks ago, so glad I did now.

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