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wibu to ring out of hours doc for this?

(21 Posts)
MoveYourArmsLikeHenry Thu 17-Oct-13 21:02:21

I have an assessment but going to reschedule it.

littlewhitebag Thu 17-Oct-13 20:53:01

If you have an infection you really can't go to work tomorrow.

Sirzy Thu 17-Oct-13 20:50:36

I don't care how important your day at work is I hope you are staying at home and not passing those germs to young children.

MoveYourArmsLikeHenry Thu 17-Oct-13 20:35:56

Thanks for all your replies. I have an important day at work tomorrow that I cant miss (bloody typical when I need to get out) my temp raised up past 38 and i ended up ringing ooh and turns out I have an upper respiratory infection. A day or two of antibiotics and ill be right as rain. Thanks all.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 17-Oct-13 20:34:59

If it was me, no probably not if Im honest
Id get an emergancy doctors appointment in the morning if I felt like I was about to die but they would probably say virus and kick my ass out the door.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 17-Oct-13 20:28:36

What everyone else said. Not for OOH. Take some paracetamol and ibuprofen and make sure you are drinking lots as it will help your chest. The GP may not do anything as you haven't got a temperature really. You probably just need to ride it out unless you get wheezy again, in which case you may need seeing.

I get a chest infection every year, the only time I got antibiotics was when I was heavily pregnant.

Kundry Thu 17-Oct-13 20:18:36

It's almost certainly a virus- nothing OOH can do or GP tomorrow. Yellow phlegm is normal and blood flecks will be due to coughing so much.

All you can do is take paracetamol, go to bed and rest until it's over.

pinguwings Thu 17-Oct-13 20:09:37

Don't ring OOH.

Fluids, paracetamol, rest. Cough medicine can help. Try and get a GP appt. Blood is probably due to trauma from coughing.

GangstaGranny Thu 17-Oct-13 20:02:33

I've got something very similar, have only just got in from work. Should really have given in and taken time off sooner. Haven't taken temp but feel am burning up. Sat here with hot blackcurrent and honey plus ibuprofen and paracetamol. Hadn't even considered GP.
Plan of action, early night with lots of pillows and hot toddy, day off tomorrow snuggling under duvet mumsnetting!

josephinebruce Thu 17-Oct-13 19:52:12

I'm really sorry, but however rough you must feel, it is not really something that should be dealt with by an OOH service - unless you get worse overnight. I'm sure you know this, but GP OOH is really for acute, serious illnesses that happen when you can't get a GP appointment because the surgery is shut, but not so serious as to be classed as life threatening or requiring A&E. If you condition deteriorates overnight and you feel as if you need a GP urgently, then call OOH, but bear in mind that you will go through a triage there as well and may have to wait several hours for an appointment if it is classed as routine - so may be worth going to bed with a hot drink and a couple of paracetamol and make an appt in the morning. There ARE emergency appointments available or, at the very least, you should be offered a phone call from a duty Dr.

Floralnomad Thu 17-Oct-13 18:17:29

Take some cough syrup ,plenty of fluids and rest ,I doubt a doctor will do anything for you . 37.4 is barely a temperature .

littlewhitebag Thu 17-Oct-13 18:17:27

I think if you are we'll enough to post on here you don't need to see the doctor tonight. Look after yourself. Paracetamol and an early night. See how you feel tomorrow.

vole3 Thu 17-Oct-13 18:15:28

Any walk in centres close to you? They are usually open later than the GP

Sirzy Thu 17-Oct-13 18:14:55

I agree you need an emergency GP appointment tomorrow rather than OOH.

Or do you have a walk in centre locally?

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 17-Oct-13 18:13:05

I'd try to get an emergency appt tomorrow. Your surgery must have them?

LIZS Thu 17-Oct-13 18:12:14

Not for ooh as unlikely to become acute overnight. Keep warm and drink plenty then phone at 8/8.30 and ask for an urgent appointment or cancellation.

ziggiestardust Thu 17-Oct-13 18:07:15

BTW I had similar sounding thing last year; was an upper respiratory tract infection. Not an awful lot that could be done, but a friend caught it from me and in morphed into a horrendous chest infection! You cannot be too careful with these things.

To clarify: an 'emergency' GP appointment rather than a standard advance booking one.

A lot of surgeries have a number of slots available but you have to ring first thing in the morning as soon as they're open.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

ziggiestardust Thu 17-Oct-13 18:05:42

Oooh goodness, yes I'd have rung the OOH doctor!

All sorts is doing the rounds, I hope you feel better soon thanks

Can you not get a same day appointment tomorrow morning with your own GP?

MoveYourArmsLikeHenry Thu 17-Oct-13 18:02:46

Hi everyone not feeling the best sad

Yesterday I had a tickle in my throat and thought nothing of it. It got progressively worst as the day went on. I woke up at 4am, throat and chest were on fire, voice became horse and had an awful wheeze in my chest. This morning wheeze had gone but chest and throat still bad. Also started to cough up yellow phlegm which had bits of blood in it (sorry!) Throughout today a horrible hacking cough developed as well as a sore head. As of now temp sitting at 37.4

I tried to get appointment with my gp but there was none available til late next week. I feel rotten. I work with young children and this is possibly where ive caught this. I dont want to be spreading it around the kids and other staff. Also dont want to be suffering all weekend sad sevrral People have told me OOH is really only for emergencies. If this is the case I would feel awful wasting doctors time over a most likely chest infection.

Wibu to ring about this?

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