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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of an emergency chemist open now in alicante city?

I have googled some but they are too far, I'm sure there has to be one closer.
 

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Hi thanks for the help!


Just home after a long day. Callum has tonsillitis and a fever but has got a lot better the last hour or so. The farmacia couldn't give anything, they just sent us to the hospital. It was a bit unexpected so I didn't have his health card on me so it just means that I need to email a copy within a month. Trust this to happen on a Sunday! Lol
 

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Hi thanks for the help!


Just home after a long day. Callum has tonsillitis and a fever but has got a lot better the last hour or so. The farmacia couldn't give anything, they just sent us to the hospital. It was a bit unexpected so I didn't have his health card on me so it just means that I need to email a copy within a month. Trust this to happen on a Sunday! Lol
From what I remember tosilitis can give a really high fever, but within 20/ 30 mins of giving the antibiotic they seem as right as rain:)
 

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Can you get Neurofen liquid for kids/babies from the farmacia here?

I certainly hope so as we are nearly out and it's the best thing I've seen for a fever.
 

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Yes we got the dalsy and he was flying around again for a couple of hours but went back to normal then but he's asleep now so we will see tomorrow. Medication is so cheap here compared to Ireland I was shocked
 

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Not sure about medicine for adults as I've yet to get sick but I'm sure there's something as good as over here
 

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Yes we got the dalsy and he was flying around again for a couple of hours but went back to normal then but he's asleep now so we will see tomorrow. Medication is so cheap here compared to Ireland I was shocked
Poor thing, hope he's better soon. Just be sure to keep his liquids up - warm orange and blackcurrant were always recommended for tonsilitis, and nice cool ice lollies which I'm sure he'll like too!

Just be careful when you need painkillers for yourself or Callum. Some of them are horse strength in Spain!! Check the strength of the pill and recommneded dosage compared to your usual UK stuff or you'll knock yourself out!!:eek:
 

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Oh sugar. I was told 4ml every 4 to 6 hours for the dalsy but it was clear it had wore off after just over 3 hours so I gave him a bit more.

Thanks for the tip! Ill watch out in future!
 

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Oh sugar. I was told 4ml every 4 to 6 hours for the dalsy but it was clear it had wore off after just over 3 hours so I gave him a bit more.

Thanks for the tip! Ill watch out in future!
But, is he taking antibiotics??
 

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Well, I'm no doctor, but the only thing I know in "normal" medicine that'll get rid of full blown tonsillitis is an antibiotic, so keep an eye on him:)!
ahhh.... but they don't like to prescribe antibiotics to children for tonsillitis now unless they have a throat swab which proves that it's bacterial - & they don't do a throat swab usually unless it's a recurring problem - in my area anyway

My elder daughter had hers out a couple of months ago. Co-incidentally, my younger daughter had a bout of tonsillitis a few weeks ago - the paediatrician said that if she gets a couple more bouts in quick succession we'll get a throat swab & if it's bacterial just get her straight to the specialist - the last thing we need is HER suffering & missing school as her sister did.

The GP just kept giving my older daughter antibiotics & they weren't working in the end - it was actually her endocrinologist who referred her to the ENT
 

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Maybe coz he's only 20 months they'd prefer to leave it pass alone. I'm not sure, I didn't realize that. Ill have to let them know if it happens again. He's in a lot better form today. How long does it roughly take to pass or when would he be fit enough for the guarderia again? He's running around as normal today but still coughing, I obviously can't send him with a cough though. Pity it happened now as he's stayin with my mom in Ireland on thurs for a week so the change in temperature might aggravate it again.
 

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Back to your original question:

All Farmacias should display a notice stating which farmacias are on "guardia", i.e. open for emergency needs at weekends. Just go to one, look at the notice and off you go to the one that is on rota to be open. For matters of serious concern, go to the health centre, there will usually be an emergency team on duty (which, here, comprises a doctor, a nurse, a driver and an ambulance and, if it is really urgent, a helicopter pad for med-evac.)
 
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