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Swine Flu Symptoms in Toddlers

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Eve4Walle Sat 04-Jul-09 19:40:56

What are the symptoms likely to be? I can't find much information on this regarding babies and toddlers.

My toddler is poorly and showing some of the signs of cold/flu.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 04-Jul-09 23:49:30

- Rapidly developing high temperature above 38.5
- Pain/aching in body - usually presents as irritability/not wanting to be touched.
- D&V
- Coughs, cold, congestion
- Signs of headache (obviously check for light aversion/rash other meningitis symptoms as well as assuming it's swine flu).

Threshold for hospital admittance for under fives is much lower than adults. DS was offered a hospital place on Friday - he has some bug - we don't know what - but we declined - don't want to catch anything by going into hospital! hmm

whomovedmychocolate Sat 04-Jul-09 23:50:11

Oh and the rapidly developing high temp is normally the tip off - flu develops in four hours or there abouts. You go from feeling a bit shit to feeling like death warmed up.

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