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How long did you cough last with swine flu?

(7 Posts)
orangehead Fri 16-Oct-09 19:45:36

I am on day 9 and the dc are on day 6. We all tons better than we were although not 100 % but still coughing away, infact think cough is getting a bit worse. What point should we be concerned and possibly need antibiotics or can the cough last a while

whomovedmychocolate Fri 16-Oct-09 22:32:32

I got a secondary lung infection which was diagnosed on day 8 and went on for....well it's just going now three weeks later. If after a week your symptoms are getting worse not better you should call your GP.

GoppingOtter Fri 16-Oct-09 22:33:57

i read cough not often evident with swine flu but sorry not had it so rubbish

whomovedmychocolate Fri 16-Oct-09 22:37:29

Well mine was clinically confirmed rather than a pic-n-mix flu centre diagnosis and we were told cough was v common hmm

Such a lot of information around, I'm not sure anyone knows anything. However I was getting dizzy through lack of oxygen and turning very pale so worked out I wasn't getting better on my own (was the first time I sought medical help - figured there was no point if it was just flu for the first week).

eclipse Fri 16-Oct-09 23:19:52

My cough came on a few days after temp went down, although chest had felt bad since I had the temperature. Chest infection diagnosed a few days later but it was obvious from the symptoms of chest pain, relentless coughing and 3 days without sleep, gunge and feeling breathless. The antibiotics are helping but it's slow improvement. Ds had a bad gunge-free cough and no chest infection and is also improving slowly. My doc says the cough is fairly typical and slow to go.

orangehead Sat 17-Oct-09 10:10:10

Thanks. Was starting to feel quite breathless last night so was a bit worried. Not really getting much sleep as I am coughing most of the night and also hearing the dc coughing whilst they asleep. ds1 has asthma and history of pneumonia x2, so its worrying. Anyway cough seems a little easier with me this morning. So I will just keep an eye on things

ReneRusso Mon 19-Oct-09 14:30:28

I think I coughed for about 3 weeks in total.

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