Chesty cough

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Aug 2017
9:34am, 29 Aug 2017
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I've had quite a nasty chesty cough for 8 days now- I had a snuffly cold for a week before that and then after I did the Speyside way Ultra the cold I had obviously been fighting hit hard.

I haven't been this ill for this long for a very long time. I know that my immune system will have been severely compromised after the ultra, but I just wondered if anybody had any advice as to if/when I should start to think about seeing a doc/if it would do any good. I know there's nothing they can do about a cold but is there a chance it's a chest infection antibiotics could help? or would I just be wasting everybody's time...

any advice appreciated (meantime I'm resting up, taking cold/flu tabs and chesty cough mixture, etc)
Aug 2017
10:04am, 29 Aug 2017
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It's worth seeing the doctor. 8 days would be a very long time to have a cold, although a postviral cough can go on for several weeks. The worst that might happen is that you could be told, "It's OK, your immune system is doing its job just fine."
Aug 2017
10:10am, 29 Aug 2017
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Thanks Vrap x

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