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    DD has what I assumed to be a cold. Horrible chesty, constant cough, slight temperature that comes and goes, runny nose.
    I just got her up, and her breathing is very raspy. I don't know what to do wdyt?

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    Give health direct a call hun. They can assess what is going on and point you in the right direction.


    hope she is ok. Breathing issues can be incredibly scary.

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    i would take her to the hospital if you really worried , better safe than sorry
    has there been any viruses going around there lately ?

    other wise try a hot shower , if you turn the steam on in the shower ( just the hot water ) and sit in the bathroom with her with the door shut that will help loosen her chest

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    rasby not wheezy???

    I would put some baby vicks or brand of your choosing, on her chest & back and also on the soles of her feet & put warm socks on her.

    If she still has a temp give her some panadol... sounds like a cold still to me & that's what I would do HIH!

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    Raspy and also really fast.
    I have vicks on her feet, chest and back. Tried the shower and also vapouriser too. Nothing seems to give her any relief. I feel worried but I don't know if thats because I just don't know what to do.

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    Sit up with her on your lap facing you and pat her on the back firmly (but obviously not enough to hurt her). This will help loosen the mucus a bit. She'll probably cough a bit of it up too.

    but if you're particularly worried give the health line a call. That's what they're there for.

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    Can you call a Locum to come out? Or if you are really worried go to the hospital, children usually get seen to pretty fast .

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    DF says its more a wheeze than anything. Discussing our options now. Not really sure on the services here apart from emergency. Thanks every one.

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    If you press your ear to the back of her chest you will hear the wheeze.

    I see you are in WA. Here is a list of after hours GP's
    http://www.health.wa.gov.au/services...fm?Topic_ID=20

    This is the number for the home visiting locum service in Perth
    13 26 60

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    Memie, If its raspy and very fast I'd go to emergency. I did this with DD after calling Health direct and thats what they recommended (I'm in WA too). One of the things they told me was that if you can see their chest coming in and out sharpish get to emergency. And definately if there is any distress or discomfort.

    Hope she gets better soon


 

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