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Coughs and colds and care homes?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by looviloo, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. looviloo

    looviloo Registered User

    May 3, 2015
    463
    Female
    Cheshire
    Just wondering about opinions on this... I've had a sore throat on and off for about a month and a horrible cold for about two weeks. So I haven't seen dad in his care home during the past fortnight (since the sneezing started) because I don't want to pass the virus on. But am I being too cautious?

    I've just spoken to the nurse at my doctor's practice, because I can't shift the cough etc , and she said I should continue to go into the care home as normal.

    Any thoughts? I'm getting anxious now because I'm supposed to be present when the GP visits my dad for a medication review but I've already had to cancel it twice :-/.
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    I've had the same as you and once the cold was over (i've had the cough since new year) I was told i wasn't infectious anymore
     
  3. looviloo

    looviloo Registered User

    May 3, 2015
    463
    Female
    Cheshire
    Thanks Fizzie, that's what I hoped. I'm considering visiting tomorrow, if I feel up to it. I'll take paracetamol beforehand and hope I don't get a coughing fit...

    I hope your cough clears up soon!
     
  4. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Ty I found some really good menthol sweets in morrisons called jackmans or something similar and they seem to temp halt the cough. hope you feel better soon too! x
     
  5. looviloo

    looviloo Registered User

    May 3, 2015
    463
    Female
    Cheshire
    My husband had a pack of those! They were hideous! But I'll try anything just now... x
     

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