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mouth sores, bacterial conjunctivitis, fever

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2007
  • 07:49 PM

My 12-yr-old daughter woke up two weeks ago with a mouth full of sores (large canker types), swollen lips and swollen eyes. Dr gave medicine that day. Next morning she awoke with bloodshot eyes with green and yellow discharge (later diagnosed as bacterial conjunctivitis). That day she also started running a fever of about 102° - 103°. We took her to the Children's Hospital and she was there for 5 days (that was one week ago that she was released). They tested for Adnovirus and every other virus out there but everything came back negative. They checked for Kawasaki disease and Steven Johnsons and nothing. They finally chalked it up to a "wierd virus", which I don't buy. She has lost nearly 9 pounds in 14 days (she was 100 lbs the first day at the Drs) and still has very painful sores in her mouth for which she used a 'magic mouthwash' and hydrocodone every 4 hours. So at this point she is either in pain or sleeping. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • I should have added that while she was hospitalized she ran a fever of 104° or more for 4 days. She tested negative for herpes and mono.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 03:47 AM
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  • The most commonly encountered organisms are Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In cases of hyperacute bacterial conjunctivitis, the patient will present with similar signs and symptoms, albeit much more severe. The most common infectious organisms in hyperacute conjunctivitis are Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Corynebacterium diptheroides. There is more danger in hyperacute bacterial conjunctivitis as these organisms can penetrate an intact cornea. Sorry to mention this, but has she been tested for gonorrhea? Also, has she had all her vaccinations? (diptheria).
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 09:11 AM
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  • I don't think she was tested for gonorrhea, but she is not sexually active. She is up to date on all of her immunizations. The conjunctivitis was severe and the opthamologist checked her eyes and found nothing out of the ordinary. Her fever is gone now also. My main concern is that she had a mild case of the mouth sores and swollen lips and swollen and blood shot eyes in February and they had no explanation then.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 02:57 PM
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  • Can any mother know if their child is sexually active? This is not necessarily about the poster, but about kids in general.This quote is from some Kentucky newspaper. "School administrators and parents in Fayette County, Ky., are planning meetings to address the increasing rates of oral sex and sexually transmitted diseases among middle school students, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Dr. Hatim Omar, a University of Kentucky specialist in adolescent medicine, said that since January he has treated at least 10 middle school-aged students for STDs contracted through oral sex, compared to six such cases in 2001, two in 2000 and two in 1999. Four students who developed tonsillitis after contracting gonorrhea said that they had acquired the disease at off-campus parties where oral sex between students was prevalent. Doctors and school officials say that adolescents often do not equate oral sex with sexual intercourse, and many young teens believe that oral sex is "safer than vaginal intercourse." Ick.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 09:32 AM
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