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my neice is sick and she has hardly any energy she has a 98.4 tempreture and im getting worried please help

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Goodhart (author)2012-03-24

Has she gotten any better?

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jeff-o (author)2012-03-21

My daughter gets lethargic when she's sick. Sounds like the flu, but it could be worse. What did the doctor say?

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lemonie (author)2012-03-20

If you are in NI and want to be asking the internet for advice, how about this?
http://www.nhs.uk/

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The ironman (author)2012-03-18

yes but she has a very bad chesty cough

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Kiteman (author)The ironman2012-03-18

My advice still stands - if you're worried, see a doctor, not strangers on the internet.

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The ironman (author)Kiteman2012-03-18

we rang the doctor but its a 3 hour call back

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Kiteman (author)The ironman2012-03-18

If that's the professional response to her symptoms, then it's not so bad.

Of course, there is still nothing stopping you taking a trip to the local A&E / ER or calling an ambulance, but I'm guessing* that will not be required. You're in NI, so any call-out like that will be free.

I get the impression this is your first time looking after a sick youngling - we all end up there at some point, and it can be scary, but 19 times out of 20, all it needs is TLC and a cool, damp flannel.

*if the pro's don't think it needs it, I guess it doesn't.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2012-03-18

It's been three hours (roughly) - is she OK?

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Kiteman (author)2012-03-18

98.4F is normal, but sickness and lethargy are not.

If at all worried (and you are), get her to a doctor.

Far better to be told that you worry too much and she's fine than to wait for it to pass and regret it for the rest of your life.

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