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Do you think this is just a cold that will pass or should I take a visit to the GP?

(9 Posts)
pinkchampagne Mon 24-Aug-09 13:39:24

Have had the most awful cold for around 2 weeks now which doesn't seem to be clearing, infact it has just spread to my chest.
It has kept me awake night after night & the stuff that is coming out of my nose is (sorry for TMI!) thick & yellow. I have now also got a very chesty cough which is in turn giving me a bad throat & voice loss.
Does this just sound like a cold that will pass soon or do you think it could be an infection that requires a doctors visit?

Habbibu Mon 24-Aug-09 13:47:53

Can you get a telephone consultation? Might be worth trying that first - save you sitting miserably in the waiting room.

pinkchampagne Mon 24-Aug-09 16:47:24

Not sure that I can at my surgery, but will ask. Feel terrible from coughing so much that my throat feels swollen & sore. Wondering if it is a chest infection, but then it could just be a cold I guess.

pinkchampagne Mon 24-Aug-09 20:43:35

Think I will phone the surgery tomorrow as I am now coughing up green stuff & feel really rough.

Habbibu Tue 25-Aug-09 11:29:04

Have you phoned? Sounds lots worse than a cold - I think I'd go in, so long as you're pretty sure you don't have swine flu symptoms - maybe phone first to check. Poor you - hope you feel better soon.

pinkchampagne Tue 25-Aug-09 12:21:37

I phoned this morning & was told they couldn't fit me in today so have an appointment for tomorrow morning. Coughed up more stuff this morning & feeling very sorry for myself!

Habbibu Tue 25-Aug-09 13:46:16

Oh, poor you. can you have a hot bath and go back to bed? Steam inhalation provides temporary relief for me.

SmallShips Tue 25-Aug-09 14:01:20

There are some hideous cold/flu things going around ATM.

I've still got the cough from mine and now have infected sinuses, it's been about 3 weeks.

A bath might help you feel a bit better in the short term, it did me.

Hope you feel better soon.

pinkchampagne Wed 26-Aug-09 12:09:56

Been to doctors & it is apparently a sinus infection which has travelled down my throat affecting my vocal chords & into my chest. Have antibiotics now so hoping it will clear up soon.

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