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What should I do?

(6 Posts)
GhostlyPixieOnaPumpkin Mon 12-Oct-09 16:12:16

DS(8) has just got back from school, and when I gave him a hug I noticed that he sounds quite wheezy. He also seems to have a 'ha-hum' sounding cough, and is doing that about every two minutes.
I have made a GP appointment, but couldn't get one until Wednesday.
Should I give him a puff of DD2's ventolin? He says that he started coughing after afternoon play, when he was running around.

herbietea Mon 12-Oct-09 16:14:49

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GhostlyPixieOnaPumpkin Mon 12-Oct-09 16:16:43

Thanks for the reply, herbietea - GP is not there today - do you think he really should be seen now? And if so, nurse at the practise, A&E or NHS Walk In?

herbietea Mon 12-Oct-09 16:18:23

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itsmeolord Mon 12-Oct-09 16:19:00

practice nurse should be fine. smile

GhostlyPixieOnaPumpkin Mon 12-Oct-09 16:27:19

It's been about 10 minutes now, and the cough is no better, and perhaps slightly more frequent. He's also had a drink, and says it feels no better.
Therefore we're off to see the practise nurse. Wish me luck!

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