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Old 14.05.2020, 23:17
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

Here's the BAG site with information about hygiene etc:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...arantaene.html

It takes a lot of discipline to adhere to these protocols at all the times to stay healthy yourself.
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Old 14.05.2020, 23:30
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

I hope your kid gets better quickly! and just saying, no way are you over-reacting. I think health issues and any symptoms of anything not nice, even outside of corona, should be 'over reacted to' if it's possible i.e. you have a free health service or like here you have health insurance. absolutely!
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Old 14.05.2020, 23:57
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Yes, I've called one for myself before (years ago). They were very helpful. I'll call his doctor's office in the morning to see what they say. Fingers crossed that he'll be showing no symptoms of anything in the morning, but maybe I should call them regardless, just to be on the safe side.

He's sleeping like a baby right now, and thankfully, his breathing sounds okay. I had given him something called "Olba's cough syrup" which is a honey-based, herbal syrup I buy from the States that says it also provides "bronchial support." It's excellent for dry coughs.
I hope he recovers quickly. Btw, if you are into herbal syrups I also had good experience with Weleda's (though never tried Olba's).
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

Good morning, Pancakes, how are you, and how is your son?
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Old 15.05.2020, 07:33
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My eight-year old son went back to school on Tuesday. He's in bed now and began coughing with what appears to be a dry cough, and he is now saying that he feels like his breathing is strange.

I assume that I should keep him home from school tomorrow, but at what point do you know to take yourself or your child in to be tested for coronavirus? Do they even test children? I guess I thought that children don't usually show symptoms?

Am I overreacting?
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Old 15.05.2020, 07:38
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How is your son now Pancakes? Did a hopefully good night of sleep help?
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Old 15.05.2020, 08:52
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

Well, thankfully, my son seems fine this morning. No coughing, and I checked his temperature when he woke up, and it was perfect. Of course, we're still keeping him home from school today, but hopefully he will be okay through the weekend and stay that way.

I just want to say thank you again to everyone here for their advice and support. I was kind of freaking out last night and you really helped me feel less alone and more centered about it.

I've found this pandemic to be so frightening and surreal. I even had to force myself to stop paying so much attention to the news (obsessively) a month or so ago, because it was just causing me so much anxiety. It reminds me of a cartoon I once saw that showed a guy reading the newspaper and saying: "My desire to stay informed is currently at odds with my desire to stay sane."

If anything more develops, I'll post an update here. But hopefully all will be okay.

Stay safe out there... and thank you again.
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Old 15.05.2020, 09:38
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

There's a - perceived or actual - uptick in all kinds of respiratory diseases besides COVID19 in the last half year, everywhere.
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Old 15.05.2020, 09:44
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Well, thankfully, my son seems fine this morning. No coughing, and I checked his temperature when he woke up, and it was perfect. Of course, we're still keeping him home from school today, but hopefully he will be okay through the weekend and stay that way.

I just want to say thank you again to everyone here for their advice and support. I was kind of freaking out last night and you really helped me feel less alone and more centered about it.

I've found this pandemic to be so frightening and surreal. I even had to force myself to stop paying so much attention to the news (obsessively) a month or so ago, because it was just causing me so much anxiety. It reminds me of a cartoon I once saw that showed a guy reading the newspaper and saying: "My desire to stay informed is currently at odds with my desire to stay sane."

If anything more develops, I'll post an update here. But hopefully all will be okay.

Stay safe out there... and thank you again.


Relief! And you are right to keep him away from school today. Enjoy a slightly more restful and less stressful week-end.
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Old 15.05.2020, 13:23
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Glad to hear your son is feeling much better, Pancakes. Must have been a pretty scary night for you.
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Old 15.05.2020, 16:16
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I've found this pandemic to be so frightening and surreal. I even had to force myself to stop paying so much attention to the news (obsessively) a month or so ago, because it was just causing me so much anxiety. It reminds me of a cartoon I once saw that showed a guy reading the newspaper and saying: "My desire to stay informed is currently at odds with my desire to stay sane."
I expect most of us are in the same position. I try to follow Jim Lovell’s advice when asked about the situation on 13 - only worry about things you can change. Not as easy as it sounds though.
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

So glad he is better- hard not to panic currently. Although, if I may- the last place I would come and check is an internet Forum- but the Covid hotline or pediatric hotline or my GP.
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Re: Son with dry cough and breathing problems

Our pediatrician is recommending kids stay home if they have any symptoms until they're symptom free for a couple of days. That unfortunately includes allergy symptoms unless they can be ruled out. The fever symptom is apparently less common with kids.
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