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help quick! I dont know if DS should go to preschool - ok in himself but bad chesty cough

(8 Posts)
hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 07:59:57

DS started dry coughing a couple of days ago, now he is coughing a lot and it sounds wetter and chestier. It's very frequent. He does not have a temp and seems fine otherwise. He wants to go to school. He is coughing a lot though every few mins or 10 mins or so. I'm worried it will harm him but of course also that he may pass something on. But he seems so perky and normal other than the cough it also seems a shame to keep him at home. What should I do? I'm new at this grin

hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 08:03:05

meant to add I've been giving him cough syrup he is obviously still coughing. Nose seems stuffy now too.

hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 08:13:15


hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 08:18:19

I'm sorry I am going to bump again blush I really need some advice... will try nhs direct too but MN is usually more reliable

hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 08:47:24

I got a hold of a nurse at gp and am going to keep him at home - thanks for nothing MN wink grin I officially resent having to cope without you!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 24-Sep-09 09:22:13

fwiw, I think you did the right thing keeping him off

hereidrawtheline Thu 24-Sep-09 14:01:13

thanks you bad bad kitten. I do too. As the day has gone on he's got much worse, he's all snotty and coughing loads and generally miserable. When I phoned preschool to tell them she said 3 other children (today!) are off with the exact same thing!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 24-Sep-09 16:27:31

poor lad. Good call.
I have dd off with v. high temp, cough, headache. Phoned up school this afternoon to cancel going in to help tomorrow and apparently there are gazillions of kids with it.

Hope he feels loads better soon. good luck for a reasonable nights sleep.

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