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MadJeffBarn Wed 16-Nov-16 15:09:39

I'm naturally a worrier, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience?
I went to the gp today for something unrelated, and happen to mention a cough I've had for two weeks. I'm aware that coughs take a while to calm down. He diagnosed me with tracheitus, said it'd clear up on its own, nothing to worry about. I (stupidly) decided to google it and it's basically the adult version of croup (I do have the barking noise associated with it). I have two young children, so I'm obviously concerned about that, but Im also really struggling to breathe, particularly during a coughing fit. My back and shoulders are aching like crazy. I don't want to bother anyone with it if it's nothing to be concerned about like my doctor said.
God I'm such a hypochondriac 😂

NoraCharlesMartiniGlass Wed 16-Nov-16 15:22:34

Have you talked to a pharmacist? They are often the best people to help you to alleviate symptoms while your immune system does its stuff.

Are you taking paracetamol?

JessicaEccles Wed 16-Nov-16 16:12:11

Have you tried inhaling steam? Boiling water in the bowl, towel over the head- you can add a few drops of Olbas oil.

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