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Wondering now if my DD has actually had swine flu, what do you think?

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CurryMaid Fri 24-Jul-09 09:33:29

Back in June DD (then 10 months) had one day of very runny nose, cough and high temp - was 39 degrees at one point. Gave her calpol and her temp went down, a couple of days later she then had a tummy bug - vomiting and runny nappies.

She's been fine since, it did not at the time cross my mind to consider that it might be swine flu.

I don't suppose there's any way to tell retrospectively if she's had it now, does anyone know?

CurryMaid Fri 24-Jul-09 10:38:10

I know it's boring!

Geepers Fri 24-Jul-09 10:40:25

Doesn't sound much like flu to me, of any variety. Sounds like a virus, followed by upset tummy.

CurryMaid Fri 24-Jul-09 10:41:50

That's good, thanks Geepers. I have no idea what any of the symptoms are apart from high temp and that's what she had so thought I should check.

I don't think the tummy bug was related though, because I caught it too but didn't have it the temp or runny nose with it.

VulpusinaWilfsuit Fri 24-Jul-09 10:44:05

WE had similar symptoms that ran through our family in mid-June also. NHS direct said it couldn't be SF as we hadn't been to Mexico. I pointed out that we live and work at a place where many people had just returned from a long holiday period and I had no idea where all of them had been.

Mine were ill for longer though, and completely knocked out. I was fine at lunchtime and by 4pm unable to get out of bed. After 3 days in bed I went into work and had to go home again as i was so weak and shaky.

After the main coughing/temp symptoms, 2 of my kids had a weird rash which was diagnosed when we finally saw the GP as strep infection - which I've later learned can be a complication of SF anyway. And DH finished his version with an awful gagging lasting cough that he had for weeks before finally taking ABs and it went within a coupla days.

I am still convinced that is what we'd had. Well, I hope so anyhow, as wouldn't like to go through it again. Who knows though? I could have been a different flu also or some other virus.

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