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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
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.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:49 PM
Can you call Health Direct or whatever it's called?
1300 health is it?
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.
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.
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.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:27 PM
Good Luck Hope the news is good and your daughter can get some relief soon.
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.
Something to look forward to hey.
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