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Baby with cough

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 07:21
by Kanga
Ds2 has had a cough for a week if not a bit longer. The last couple of nights he's coughed m made himself sick. My gut is saying the gp won't tell me anything I don't know - rest/bf/steam but then he is so young & I'm wondering if I should get him checked over. He's otherwise fine in himself, no temperature, smily, wet & dirty nappies etc.

Re: Baby with cough

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 08:32
by pimento
You're right, they probably wouldn't tell you anything you don't already know, but they'll put your mind at ease- at least by listening to his chest, they could tell you whether something more sinister is there. (((hugs)))

Re: Baby with cough

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2015, 12:13
by Violet_Cue
J used to have ear infections but not enough signs of them for us to have picked up on them. Since it seems to be getting worse and not better I would consider having it checked in case there is anything else causing issues... of course it also depends on what you would take as treatment options, as my doctor usually presented the antibiotics as optional and we only used them if the issue was persistent/ or if there was a combo of ears and nose/ throat/ chest involved... we've had the doctor hear J's cough from the waiting room, and then himself be surprised at how clear his chest sounded...