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Cough returning and feeling worse

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Biscuitsneeded Sat 18-Feb-17 19:54:05

Whenever I have a cold it always ends up being a cough that takes weeks to go away. Had a cold about 3 weeks ago and was quite pleased because the cough wasn't as bad as normal (ie I mostly managed to sleep) and by this week it was almost gone. However the last two days I have started coughing again. It hurts, I have a headache and feel hot. I'm a bit wheezy but nothing unmanageable. I had asthma as a child and needed an inhaler for a cough a while back, but other coughs since have not felt like asthma and in fact the inhaler seemed to irritate rather than relieve the cough so I haven't used it. I feel like it would make me cough more if I used it now. Do I just wait it out, or do I need to see a doctor?

eurochick Sat 18-Feb-17 20:16:58

If you feel hot it could have developed into a chest infection that will need antibiotics to help it on its way. I'm not one for rushing to the GP but would go for this.

Biscuitsneeded Sat 18-Feb-17 20:19:30

Thanks. I'm completely shattered so will have an early night and see how I feel tomorrow. If not better by Monday will go to the doctor...

IvorHughJarrs Sat 18-Feb-17 23:12:54

I think you are only supposed to go to the GP with a cough if you've had it more than 48 hours, are generally unwell and are coughing up green, yellow or brown gunk. Being hot can also happen with a virus and the advice is plenty of fluids and paracetamol and/or ibuprofen

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