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Public holidays--where to go to the doctor?

Postby Matney » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:18 pm

This weekend being a long weekend and of course my 13 yr old decides to get sick again. She has been running a temp since Saturday. Nothing seems to take it down, so I thought I'd take her to the doctor. Not one local clinic in the area (East Coast) was open ( I tried 4 different ones). We decided to go to the emergency at Changi. About 3 hours later, medication in hand, $65 paid, and we head home. She has slept for 5 hours, tried to wake her, still has the temp, and am now wondering do I front up again tomorrow at Changi or try a different approach? I think for a person to have a temp of 103 for 3 days is too long? I find it amazing that no clincs are open. Is this what usually happens here on public holidays?

Any and all suggestions appreciated.

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Postby fefe » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:30 pm

Sorry to hear that, I remember queuing up at Tan Tock Seng emergency ward to see the doctor for food poisoning on Christmas day itself.

Other than the Emergency depts of the government hospitals, there are 24 hours private run clinics. There was one at Holland Village, not sure if they are still there. It was part of the 24 hours clinic chain in Singapore.

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Postby James** » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 12:17 am

Yes, there are several 24hr clinics around, but dont know any in the east. There is one along Upper Thomson Road before Sin Ming Road at Thomsom Imperial Apts, next to the community centre and opposite the OCBC bank.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 7:59 am

Matney,

Do you not have a general practitioner who you can call after hours? PM me if you need contact info.

Hope your child is feeling better -- 103 for 3 days is definitely too much.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 8:21 am

This is not the best advice but it might be some help:

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

(NHS=National Health Service: Official government body)

Click on find out about illnesses and enter temperature in the search box.
This may give some indication of the problem.

My best wishes.

Plavt.

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24hr clinics

Postby James** » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 4:46 pm

Here are some Clinics (24 hours)

CENTRAL

Care 24-hr Medical Centre Tel: 6356 3633
(Care - Toa Payoh)

Horizon Medical centre Tel: 6250 2692
(Horizon - Upper Thomson)

Medihealth Bishan 24-hr Clinic & Surgery Tel: 6258 3212
(Medihealth - Bishan)

SOUTH

Silver Cross Medical Centre Tel: 6462 2818
(Silver Cross - Holland Ave)

NORTH

General Outpatient Clinic Tel: 6459 2385
(General - Ang Mo Kio)

Silver Cross Family Clinic Tel: 6759 9181
(Silver Cross - Yishun)

EAST

Grace Polyclinic Tel: 6447 0400
(Grace - East Coast)

Tampines 24-hr family Clinic Tel: 6786 7228
(Tampines - Tampines)

YSL Bedok 24-hr Clinic & Surgery Tel: 6245 2684
(YSL - Bedok)

Life-Link Clinic & Surgery Tel: 6583 4402
(Life-Link - Pasir Ris)

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Postby Matney » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 5:14 pm

Thank you for all your responses! Nice to know there are those who care.
My daughter slept for 15 hours last night with me waking her once to make sure she was alright and a drink. Temp is gone, she is white as a ghost, but did eat something today. My husband will take her to our regular GP tomorrow when he returns from work after lunch just to have things checked out. I think she will finally get better.

Again, thanks! :wink:

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Postby Saint » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 5:18 pm

That's great news Matney :)

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Postby madwolfie » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 7:33 pm

:console: Oh good to hear that Matney! Glad all's well now...

was a bit slow in seeing this thread though...sorry :oops:

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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 01 Feb 2006 12:46 am

That's great Matney. It's always so worrying with the little ones as they shouldn't have raised temperatures for very long.

They say put them in a cool bath, not sure if that's right. The doc is the best thing.
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Postby Matney » Wed, 01 Feb 2006 3:22 am

Yes, we did the bath thing several times. Once we put blue tac around the stopper in the plug as it doesn't fit! Again thank you for everyone's caring thoughts.
:) :) :)


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