Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features

NHS Coronavirus information. Information from Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have health concerns, please seek medical attention.

Related: Lockdown Learning, discuss home schooling during lockdown.


What *exactly * is a persistent cough?

28 replies

NemoTeamo · 17/03/2020 17:41

In my smallish office, in west Wales we are in a standoff between our staff.
We have a lady with a slight cough who is coming into work as usual and a chap who is complaining about her persistent cough to me.
Neither have underlying health conditions and both are in their early twenties.
I listened to the colleague complaining and actually timed the instances of coughing in one hour without the lady knowing . She coughed (and really it was more of a throat clear than anything) 8 times in one hour. Three of these occured directly as someone mentioned corona virus (psychosomatic?). And three of us also coughed at one of these mentions too.
She appears well and not flushed by temperature or anything.
What is a persistent cough? Does this count as one?!

OP posts:

ProfessorSillyStuff · 05/04/2020 19:41

Wow. It's simple. If your throat doesn't feel right, you can't go all day without coughing even once, just stay home. Duh. Gross.


Milky77 · 05/04/2020 19:45

She could have hayfever


GlendaSugarbeanIsJudgingYou · 05/04/2020 19:46

Reading this thread is making me need to cough.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

We're all short on time

Log in or sign up to use the 'See Next' or 'See all' posts by the OP (Original Poster) and cut straight to the action.

Already signed up?

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?