Feeling so ill, bad cough, sore throat and chest, headache. Coughing up green mucus (sorry!) and the taste every time I cough is horrible. Also very tired but no time to rest due to toddler and both me and DH being very busy this weekend. So antibiotics or just leave it to get better itself? been ill for about 3 days now.
I've never had a cold where I've had a sore chest and coughed up green mucus. I woke soaked in sweat a couple of nights and felt feverish but my husband said i didn't feel hot. We've just got back from a weeks glamping yesterday after 7.5hr drive so I've just not taken my temperature will do later if I feel feverish again. I'd really rather not have to go to the doctors as I'd have to bring my toddler along and it's a hassle. It doesn't feel like a cold but maybe a viral chest infection if they exist rather than bacterial?
I posted a virtually identical thread to this, and was told pretty much the same thing so put off going to the doc (to be fair I'd had it longer than you). I did end up quite poorly with a chest infection, had to have antibiotics and am still coughing weeks later. Hope you feel better soon.
Sounds like a chest infection. Untreated chest infections can lead to scarring on the lungs so always best to get it checked out especially in light of waking up covered in sweat. I give this advice as a health care professional. Hope you feel better soon.
My general rule is if it goes on longer than 7 days OR I cannot do normal things like hoover/shower easily then I’ll see a doctor. If I just feel a bit shit I see a pharmacist, they’re really good at decent medication recommendations or telling me I need a dr appointment.
I had something similar a couple of weeks ago and so did my ds, took a good while to feel right. Mind you we weren't chesty. Beechams max strength cold and flu tablets really helped, I would really recommend you sending your DH out to get some.
I swear I get this all the time, for me it's just a sign of a bad cold, it always gets better. It's been 3 days, get to bed with plenty of fluids and rest and then if it's not better in 2 days (so 5 days after onset) reconsider gp. That's what I would do