Crackling when breathing out

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probablynotthere1 Mon 10-Feb-20 08:05:45

My DS (2) has been ill this past week with a cough and cold. Last night I started to feel rough, couldn't put my finger on why but just felt wiped out.
All last night I was coughing, but its more of a dry cough, no mucus or snot.
This morning my whole body aches, feels like my bones hurt. I feel wiped out again but also when I breath out there is a quiet crackling noise, this isn't every breath - more like when I consiously breath out as much as I can.

Has anyone experienced similar? Not sure if it warrants a same day appointment. I'm staying off work to rest and hoping it doesn't get any worse 🤞

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Pajamagirl Mon 10-Feb-20 08:12:06

Crackles can mean there is fluid in the air sacs . Sometime pneumonia I would see doc to get a head start on treatment rather than waiting and seeing
Are you breathless too ?

probablynotthere1 Mon 10-Feb-20 08:20:44

@pajamagirl Yes a little bit, my breathing feels slightly laboured / shallow compared to normal.

I don't have a high temperature or anything. It's just literally this cracking / general crap feeling.

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flooooomp Mon 10-Feb-20 08:26:24

I had this when I had pneumonia.

I would go to GP.

Pajamagirl Mon 10-Feb-20 11:25:44

How are you feeling Op ?

megletthesecond Mon 10-Feb-20 11:29:35

Chest infection?
You need to see a GP or out of hours today. Don't wait for it to get worse.

steppemum Mon 10-Feb-20 11:34:02

definitely get seen. many adults with pneumonia don't think they are 'that' ill, but you do need the right antibiotics quickly and REST, seriously, if it is you must take enough time off work and rest, it is the only way to get rid of it


probablynotthere1 Mon 10-Feb-20 13:19:35

I've not had an appointment, I took some ibuprofen and paracetamol and had a long bath and a nap and I feel a bit better. The crackles are still there but I feel ok in myself so I am going to see how I go.

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steppemum Mon 10-Feb-20 13:59:38

please please keep a close eye on it. Get a GP appointment, or at least ask if a pharmacist/nurse can listen to your chest. If you feel better before it arrives, you can always cancel. Pneumonia can go downhill fast.

probablynotthere1 Mon 10-Feb-20 14:06:50

Thanks @steppemum I had a change of heart and got an appointment at 4pm today. I'll report back.

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probablynotthere1 Mon 10-Feb-20 17:18:51

Its a mild chest infection, the crackling is mucus in my throat / top of lungs apparently. Told to wait it out.

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Pajamagirl Mon 10-Feb-20 18:05:14

Relatively good news , keep an eye on how u feel ,. It can change quickly
( I’m currently on 2nd lot of anti biotics for chest / cough and had chest x ray today too )
Take it easy x

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