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25/03/2014 at 09:14
25/03/2014 at 09:34
Poor S! A has coughs for weeks too, as do some of the babies I see at the groups. What the Dr told me is that unless they are sucking in their chest /laboured breathing or ill with something else (so not happy in themselves etc) then there is nothing they can do. I think a lot of it is because they can't get rid of the mucus as effectively as an adult so the tickle lasts longer iykwim? Hope it goes soon and if you are worried then make a routine apt and honestly don't worry about what the Dr thinks x
25/03/2014 at 20:51
Ah thanks Smarties, that's really useful info. It's so hard to know what to do for the best sometimes isn't it. I felt that he was fine as he is great in himself, but also had a niggling worry about possibly ignoring something sinister! Your info makes good sense :) x
25/03/2014 at 20:59
25/03/2014 at 21:35
Oh no poor Z! The HV did say similar actually about the virus' and winter. Roll on spring and a built up immune system!
25/03/2014 at 22:16
Definitely one virus after another...it's really rubbish!!! Not long until spring x
26/03/2014 at 08:10
E has had coughs on and off since about September!! Smarties gives some great advice about laboured breathing, however if you are really concerned then go to the doctors (they really won't mind)
I am a firm believer in "mummy knows best". It was only because I took E to the doctors because I was convinced that she wasn't right (she was lethargic and just not herself) that they discovered she had pneumonia when they listened to her chest (she had no obviously breathing issues - and we ended up in hospital on oxygen and IV antibiotics) - an extreme case I know!!
Go with your own instincts, if he has a cough, but seems like his normal self otherwise then I wouldn't worry too much.
Hope he is better soon x
10/04/2014 at 15:40
Sorry Alocin - I've just seen this. Poor E :( I'm glad she is all better now, but it must have been so scary. We did end up taking S to the walk in centre on Sunday as he became considerably worse cough wise and really wasn't himself - crying in pain and otherwise very quiet. He had tonsillitis :( So I know just what you mean, you do know when something isn't right. They said it probably snuck in while his body was fighting off the viral cough so couldn't be helped and I think we caught it early-ish but it does make you realise you're not totally bonkers to be on alert!
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