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Old 10-06-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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My 12 yr old has had a fever(102.3 ), a light cough and has been EXTREMELY tired since Saturday. I took her to the doctor on Tuesday morning. They did a test for the flu and it was not the flu. No swollen glands and throat looked fine. All they could tell my was she didn't have the flu, mono or strep. The said it was a flu like virus and if she wasn't better to bring her back for more tests. She went to school today for the first time this week. she has been asleep since 4. Now my 3 yr old stared a fever today. I don't know what this could be. The only thing the doctor said was to make sure she drinks and to give her Tylenol. Anyone know what this could be or what other tests they could do? Thanks, I am getting really worried now.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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My mom does daycare, she had four children with the same symptoms. High fever and exhaustion, that's it, lasts about a week or so.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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That really is frustrating. LO6 had something similar once. His temp was 105 for a straight week. It was awful. We kept a close eye on him and he got over it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Doctors don't often test for viruses. If it doesn't go away, take her back (like they suggested) because viruses can turn into bacteria infections.

I get fevers with sinus infections, which I get after having colds. The drainage down the back of my throat causes me to cough.

Hope they feel better soon!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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That really is frustrating. LO6 had something similar once. His temp was 105 for a straight week. It was awful. We kept a close eye on him and he got over it.
Isn't that scary! I remember living in the bathtub with my daugther when she had a high temperature for a week with hand foot and mouth disease.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:13 AM
 
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If your other child got it, that is good news, it means its a virus. I would only be worried if nobody else got it, then it could be something more serious.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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Yep, a virus, so not much you can do but try to ameliorate the symptoms and wait it out. Sometimes a kid can be sick for 2 weeks with a virus.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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We are going through the same thing with our daughter. She is so tired and exhausted and she rarely gets sick.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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When they do a flu test, they only check for the most likely strain(s). But there are lots of different strains out there, so a negative result doesn't necessarily mean that a person does not have the flu.

Ironically, the last time we had a virus like that go through our family was the year that we had all gotten our flu shots!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Something is going around in my neck of the woods. Our child was sick the whole month of September. I took him to the doctors about three times. First they believed he had strep, then a virus, then croup. Now all the kids in his preschool sound like they all have been smoking 2 packs day since they walked out the womb and it hasn't shifted it all.
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