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Old 10-20-09, 09:26 AM
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Default Any kids had the flu?

My son is sick. I'm not sure if it's the flu or not and they say do not rush to the Dr's office to confirm it because you're exposing others to it then and there is nothing they can do for it anyway.

He has a bad cough, like a tickle in his throat where he coughs over and over. Fever of 100.6 is as high as it has been in the past 2 days and with tylenol it goes to normal. So far that's his only symptoms. He is taking an antibiotic for a sinus infection because we thought that he was getting sick from that yesterday and the Dr called in the RX. They said to go ahead and take it , it won't cure the flu obviously but it won't hurt him either.

What should I be doing for him?

I'm giving him over the counter Tylenol flu stuff, and pushing liquids on him, also cough drops.
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Old 10-20-09, 09:36 AM
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I am positive Peyton had the flu when he was running a fever for 2 days of 104.9. They tested him for the flu and it was negative but they are saying that the swine flu is not showing positives until later into the illness. We gave Peyton antibiotics just incase for an infection, pushed Tylenol and Motrin every 4 hours and kept him hydrated. Good luck with your little one. Peyton was better within 3-4 days.
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Old 10-20-09, 10:26 AM
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Susan, Sarah's been having the same symptoms. She started saying on Saturday night that she wasn't feeling well and spent most of Sunday lying on the sofa with a 101-102 fever. She's been running that temperature off and on for the last couple of days. I kept her home from school yesterday and today, just to be safe.

She doesn't really have a runny nose but she does have that raspy cough and she's complaining of a headache, too. So just to keep her from infecting someone else or causing herself more grief, I've kept her home.

Flu? I don't know but I'm not going to take her to the doc because she HATES the flu test and I don't want to torture her (or myself) in that way if they're not going to do anything about it.
 


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Old 10-20-09, 10:41 AM
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Joseph has been having the same symptoms. He was sent home yesterday because his fever came back. He got the flu test last week and it was negative. His ped said it was another virus, but not which one.So fluids, rest and Motrin are the best.
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Old 10-20-09, 11:17 AM
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Sounds like they all have the same thing. Brent's teacher emailed me to check on him today and said 4 are out with the same symptoms.

I do think it might be the flu that is classic symptoms - headache, fever, coughing, no runny nose really here either but he is tired more than normal.
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