Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: LT' s mom | 2008-12-08

Q.

From the ER but still not sure

Saturday, after a late afternoon visit to the beach (she did not swim) my 3yr old came back with a fever. I gave her Empapeaed (sp) suppository but that did not help. We rushed her to ER because her temperature had shot up to 42C, and she was vomiting. At that time I had given her some Ponsten and a few spoons of natural yoghurt. She was also complaining of a headache. The Dr at ER prescibed empapaed, rehydrating solution and a cold towel wrap , but her temp remained high. Last night (Sunday), her temp was still very high, but she was better this morning. Her illness took about 36hr. The ER doctor did not give us any definite diagnosis, except that it could be some viral infection. This is not the first time this has happened. What could be wrong with our daughter? How can a child be happy one minute, and terribly sick withing no time?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not at all happy to just label your daughter's illness as just a viral illness. The doctor in the ER should have excluded meningitis.Her symptoms are suggestive of this dignosis.

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