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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My daughter now 7 had glandular fever at the end of last year. She ended up in hospital with a swollen throat and very high temp. Since she had the g/f she has not been right. She cant concentrate, her behaviours are all over the place, sometimes it's like she is deaf but normally it's just like she is not even there. On occasion she is fine, normal just like she used to be but then it's like something goes on in her head and she's different again.
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Doctor :   Since how long is she having these issues?
Doctor :   Does she have any other problems right now as fever, throat pain?
User :   she had the g/f around nov last yesr and took until maybe feb this year to recover. She has been getting more and more confussed and "spaced out" since then. It is getting worse
User :   we have colds at the moment but she doesn't seem to have one
Doctor :   How is her appetite now as compared to before?
Doctor :   Did she have any weight loss?
User :   Her teacher is finding it very difficult. She never knows what my daughter is going to act like
User :   She was never a good eater, so thats the same. She had weight lose in the hospital
Doctor :   How is her behaviour right now? Is it attention seeking behaviour?
Doctor :   Are you staying in UK?
User :   NO. it's not attention seeking at all. It's confused behaviour. It's like she doesn't no what she is doing
User :   Im in Australia
Doctor :   Glandular fever becomes chronic in some cases. Whenever the patient is sick she should take rest.
Doctor :   Did the doc say that she has enlarged spleen?
User :   no one ever mentioned that to me
Doctor :   GF can relapse in some cases.
Doctor :   These kinds of episodes keep on coming in some children.
User :   She is not tired like she used to be
Doctor :   !)Give her ample amount of fluid and highly nutritious food
Doctor :   2)Support her emotionally.
Doctor :   3)Let her take her rest whenever she is tired.
Doctor :   4)Give her good diet an d do not force anything until she is fine.
Doctor :   You should get her examined from your treating doc again to see if her spleen is enlarged or not
Doctor :   Have you followed what i said?
User :   yes
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