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#1 TeachmeMum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Ok I am aware you arent doctors.

My 7 year old DD has had a bad headache since Monday, she had a fever Monday night which we temporarily reduced with childrens panadol. Each night her temp has been high. The headache is still here which makes it 4 days and despite giving her nurofen zavance x2 and childrens panadol this morning it hasnt done a thing. Her temp is now hovering between 34.4 and 35.2. I have just given her more nurofen

I have a gp appt late this afternoon but am wondering if it would be better to go to the ER

#2 tenar

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:49 PM


I'd call Nurse On Call or equivalent in your state.

Isn't 35 a low temperature, not a fever?  The lowest my kids ever register on our thermometer is 36.4 or so.  Their fevers are 38 or higher.

#3 Etcetera

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

Can you call Health Direct or whatever it's called?
1300 health is it?

#4 Therese

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

1800 022 222 is the number for health direct. It is worth giving them a call and seeing what they say.

#5 ~Nickers~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:05 PM


I too would call nurse on call or the equivalent.  The low temperature would worry me.  I also know of two people who have had viral meningitis in the last few weeks.  They had a terrible headache for days and in desperation went to the ER.  They were kept in hospital for a few days.

I hope your DD feels better soon.

#6 TeachmeMum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Doctor just rang me they are squeezing her in at 3pm instead of 5pm. Thanks for the advice.

I rang Health Direct and she rang my GP to see f they could squeeze her in any sooner.

#7 LittleBear

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

Good Luck original.gif  Hope the news is good and your daughter can get some relief soon.

Amanda

#8 TeachmeMum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

It appears she has a virus that is going around causing headaches and then after a few days gastro.  unsure.gif

Something to look forward to hey.  wink.gif

#9 i-love-my-son

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

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Edited by i-love-my-son, 06 April 2012 - 08:23 PM.





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