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Anyone who has had a chest infection.......

(7 Posts)
mumof3teens Wed 30-Sep-09 08:52:04

Were you left with a cough / tight chest and phlegm after the initial infection had gone and if so, how long did it last please? Is there anything I can do to speed up recovery? Am taking echinacea, vitamins, still doing steam inhalations etc. Am feeling much better after 9 weeks of feeling rough and lots of ABs/ steroids.
Would be grateful for any suggestions.

meltedmarsbars Wed 30-Sep-09 11:47:39

I'd go back - are you sure it's really actually gone?

mumof3teens Wed 30-Sep-09 13:06:58

Hi mm
I had a repeat blood test last week and the esr (infection markers) were way down to almost normal levels. The phlegm (sorry if tmi) is now creamy coloured or clear and I feel much better in myself. I know it is going to take me a while to get back up to speed after such a nasty infection, but wondered if there was anything else I could do?

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 30-Sep-09 13:43:53

Have you been given an inhaler? I know that one has helped me after symptoms lingered after a chest infection.
Sounds nasty

waitingforbedtime Wed 30-Sep-09 13:50:53

Oh yes, I had a horrendouse chest infection months back. I had phlegm for weeks and weeks afterwards. So long as it isnt green or dark coloured and you are feeling otherwise ok dont worry imo.

mumof3teens Wed 30-Sep-09 14:09:38

Thanks for your replies OYBBK and WFB. I was given a salamol inhaler which I use from time to time. Glad to hear you finally got rid of the phlegm WFB.

mumof3teens Fri 02-Oct-09 08:31:30

Waitingforbedtime - did you also have a cough and a tightish chest? Were you given anything for it? Thanks.

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