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Persistently cough and "tight" throat, soreness in chest

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SunsetBeetch Sat 17-Aug-19 17:45:34

Just wondering whether this is worth bothering the doctor with really.

Following a short cold, 5 weeks later I still have a sometimes tickly, sometimes chesty cough. I sometimes cough up some catarrh, but it's quite clear and runny in consistency. I also get a tightness in my throat and a bit of soreness in my lower chest.

None of the symptoms are particularly bad, just persistent and a bit annoying.

I know they say "if symptoms persist consult your doctor", but I don't know if it's worth their time if I'm not ill as such. Maybe I just need to wait it out?

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zafferana Sat 17-Aug-19 17:48:31

Go and see your doctor - could be a chest infection.

SunsetBeetch Mon 19-Aug-19 13:42:56

I just thought I'd feel more unwell if there was something wrong with me. Apart from feeling a little bit dizzy occasionally, I'm otherwise fine.

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zafferana Mon 19-Aug-19 14:42:20

Ever heard of 'walking pneumonia'? You can be walking about and have a deadly illness. Go and get it checked out. You may need some antibiotics, but even if you don't it's better to be safe.

SunsetBeetch Mon 19-Aug-19 17:08:45

Ok you have convinced me. Thank you xx

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SummerLove2306 Mon 19-Aug-19 17:10:38

My mum had pneumonia and a lung infection for 2 months before she got treatment!! She just thought it was a cough taking a while to go away!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 19-Aug-19 17:12:21

Do you ever cough so much you can’t catch a breath of air?

Whooping cough... on the rise apparently.

SunsetBeetch Mon 19-Aug-19 17:32:09

Wow really? No it's not quite that bad.

That's quite scary.

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 19-Aug-19 17:45:10

It’s not so awful in adults but bad for small children and those who aren’t so strong.

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