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07 Aug 2007

5day Fever
My daughter developed a Fever on Thurs. evening of 39.7, and I finally managed to bring it down to 37.6, although it managed to spike up again to 39.8 on Sat. evening, through fever reducing medication and tepid baths I managed to get it down to 37.6 again, and this continued for 5days, and she had no other symptoms of illness, except her body felt a bit 'stiff' (she's 5 so that was her description) on the first day. I went to the GP on the Friday, and was told it was probably Flu, but because there are no other symptoms I don't think it was. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this with their child recently?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This high fever is not due to flu. It is essential to make sure that she does not have a urinary tract infection especially in a girl of her age-so her urine must be tested for this. Please go back to your doctor or if necessary get a second opinion.
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