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2 & 3yo gone off food and coughing

(6 Posts)
Claire2009 Fri 17-Jul-09 20:49:51

Dry cough.
Gone off food, drinking plenty though.

Shall I just see what happens?

No temp in either of them, fine form other than the cough and lack of appetite.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 18-Jul-09 16:44:09

Sounds like a sore throat or general malaise (don't worry I don't think they are likely to start oinking - with no temperature it's probably just a minor buglet which will pass).

See if they will eat chocolate buttons, you'll be amazed how appetite returns! hmm

MiloMummy Sat 18-Jul-09 16:45:42

Lots of that going round our way at the mo - seems to come along with general lethargy. Not swine related I don't think ;)

Claire2009 Sat 18-Jul-09 20:57:27

Thanks. They're refusing chocolate, which was why I asked wink

A bit better today, but Dd has a slight runny nose now, not worrying just curious!

whomovedmychocolate Sat 18-Jul-09 21:02:43

Probably a cold then - if they don't fancy eating anything it's generally that they have lost their sense of smell entirely.

Keep their fluids up and don't worry too much, these things generally last three days and then get better over the next four.

Claire2009 Sat 18-Jul-09 21:12:22


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