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baterial vs. viral

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  • Posted By: educateyourself
  • February 9, 2007
  • 06:08 PM

After two days of high fevers between 104 - 105 degrees, I took my 15 year old daughter to the walk in clinic. They checked eyes, ears, nose, throat, asked about her symptoms. Her symptoms besides the high fevers, were body aches, severe headache, and her stomach hurt like she did a ton of sit-ups. Yet the Doctor's diagnosis was this is probably viral, we've seen so many people sick lately. I asked with this exact symptoms? No...most people were throwing up. She had already had the flu, this was something different I explained. I also explained she hasn't had a fever this high since she was young with an ear infection. No antibiotics he said, because he could not find a source to support giving her antibiotics.
She continued with the fevers, felt pretty good the next "day" but by the evening she was running a high tempature, hitting 105.7. I gave her 600 mg of tylenol, and after about an hour and a half the fever came down. The next day she wanted to go to school, she looked horrible, but loaded up on tylenol. By 12:00 she was shaking violently, her lips and her fingernails were cold & blue, but her tempature was 104.3. I took her to the emergency room. She had a Kidney infection which possibly infected her blood also. The delay in treating this, could have been life threatening. A simple urine test would have ruled this out. Just because the standard answers aren't given to standard questions, you need to rule out infection's. REally High fevers usually mean infection.

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