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    Default Should I take him to the doctor?

    Our whole family is sick with a cold, DH , me, and both DS1 and DS2.

    DS2 is only 6 weeks old he's had a phlemy cough for the past 5/6 days. He hasn't had a temperature, he doesn't have a Runny nose, he isn't unsettled, hes feeding fine and has wet and poo nappies.

    His cough sounds terrible when he coughs but he's not coughing constantly, it's probably only about 5/6 times a day.

    I don't have a car (as of early Thursday morning) an I guess that's why I'm asking...

    Like I said, he seems fine apart from the cough...

    Would you take him for a check up or just ride it out (unless he got worse of course)?


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    I would take him for a check up, just to be sure he's okay.

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    Yes I would. I always got coughs checked by a doctor when my kids were babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Yes I would. I always got coughs checked by a doctor when my kids were babies.
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    I would for such a young bub, yes. It can't hurt to have him checked out.

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    Yep, I would take him.

    Have you got a locum you can call out to the house? We have an after hours locum where I live, so not sure if that's available where you are?

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    Call health direct and see what they say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curby View Post
    Yep, I would take him.

    Have you got a locum you can call out to the house? We have an after hours locum where I live, so not sure if that's available where you are?
    I'm not sure if we do or not, never had to use it, but I'm pretty sure I have access to my home doctor trough HCF. I don't know if that is only for after hours though, I'll ring and find out.

    I also don't have a spare car seat to put in anyone's car...




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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    I'm not sure if we do or not, never had to use it, but I'm pretty sure I have access to my home doctor trough HCF. I don't know if that is only for after hours though, I'll ring and find out.

    I also don't have a spare car seat to put in anyone's car...




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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Call health direct and see what they say...
    I would trust gut instinct, if you're questioning if you should then you already answered your own question.
    my DD ended up in hospital for a few nights when these guys said she would be fine.


 

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