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My 5 yo has been sick since yesterday with a temp between 101 and 102. I can get it down to 100 with motrin. She keeps complaining about her neck hurting. I have no experience with neck pain during the flue.. Ive never had it, nor have any of my other children. Is this a normal symptom to you? 

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by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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dixiegurl223626
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I hope she feels better! Keep us updated!

KristinRox
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

No eating. But she did drink water. I gave her fruit/veggie juice last night and she puked it all up. She only wants to drink water. 

Quoting LifeCafe42:

Could be body aches is she eating and drinking OK?


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KristinRox
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I will. Thank you. 

Quoting dixiegurl223626:

I hope she feels better! Keep us updated!


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KristinRox
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Meningitis???? Seriously? I didnt even know that was an option. 

Quoting Godspitgrl:

I was thinking the same as dixiegurl about the meningitis


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LifeCafe42
by Nora on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Her throat may be sore keep her drinking pediapops are great look in her throat for white spots. Hope she feels better
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Godspitgrl
by Nychole on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Quoting KristinRox:




"Symptoms

Symptoms usually come on quickly, and may include:

Fever and chills

Mental status changes

Nausea and vomiting

Sensitivity to light (photophobia)

Severe headache

Stiff neck (meningismus)

Other symptoms that can occur with this disease:

Agitation

Bulging fontanelles

Decreased consciousness

Poor feeding or irritability in children

Rapid breathing

Unusual posture, with the head and neck arched backwards (opisthotonos)

Meningitis is an important cause of fever in children and newborns.

People cannot tell if they have bacterial or viral meningitis by how they feel, so they should seek prompt medical attention."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001700/
KristinRox
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I checked her throat and from what I can see, it looks basically normal. 

Quoting LifeCafe42:

Her throat may be sore keep her drinking pediapops are great look in her throat for white spots. Hope she feels better


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KristinRox
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

She does have a couple of those symptoms.. the fever, how quick it came on, nausea and vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and mental status changes. The only thing that looks out of the norm to me is the stiff neck. All of the other symptoms are normal with the simple flue as well. 

Quoting Godspitgrl:

Quoting KristinRox:




"Symptoms

Symptoms usually come on quickly, and may include:

Fever and chills

Mental status changes

Nausea and vomiting

Sensitivity to light (photophobia)

Severe headache

Stiff neck (meningismus)

Other symptoms that can occur with this disease:

Agitation

Bulging fontanelles

Decreased consciousness

Poor feeding or irritability in children

Rapid breathing

Unusual posture, with the head and neck arched backwards (opisthotonos)

Meningitis is an important cause of fever in children and newborns.

People cannot tell if they have bacterial or viral meningitis by how they feel, so they should seek prompt medical attention."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001700/


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Godspitgrl
by Nychole on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Quoting KristinRox:




Yeah that's why you have to be careful. Alot of times it's hard to fight meningitis because it was caught so late because people thought it s just the flu.
Rushn311
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM

The flu will give you some bad body pains...does the rest of her body ache too or just her neck?

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