Is there anything else than GPs in the UK?

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  1. futuremum

    futuremum Well-Known Member

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    Hi!!!

    Thomas has had a blocked up nose since he is 2 weeks old. The GP said his chest was clear and the H/V said it will clear within a couple of days...

    Well, at 5 weeks old, his nose is getting worse, it really disturbs him to sleep, he is in his car seat because when he lies down he can hardly breathe and when he feeds, he chokes on his food almost every time!!! He is constantly sick after his feed, hardly burps when winded but will be sick once he is lying down.

    He is making worrying noises sometimes and since i have read Sami's post, that is getting me worried now.

    Is there anybody else you can see apart from those useless GPs???? I know in France, you can take them to a specialist who will manually decongested their chest and babies are so much happier. Does it exist in the UK?

    Thanks
     
  2. honey7733

    honey7733 Well-Known Member

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    not sure if u have a local drop in centre,

    these are controlled by doctors but you can just walk in off the street, maybe its worth trying this if u have one local
     
  3. Urchin

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    didn't the doctor prescribe saline drops?
    Or buy one of those pipette things to suck the snot out (sorry EW!)
     
  4. futuremum

    futuremum Well-Known Member

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    I tried the saline drops, have no effects on this at all!!! I also bought a sucking thing but he wakes up and is impossible to do on him :(

    I wish it could clear, poor lad!!!
     
  5. melhoney

    melhoney Well-Known Member

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    I don't know where you are in Uk, but in London, if yu want, there is the medicare center, with all specialists you can dream of! Of course you would pay the visit, but if it's getting that bad, it might be worth it!

    Toutes les spécialités médicales et paramédicales. Pharmacie française, laboratoire, radiologie.

    3 Harrington Gardens - London SW7 4JJ
    Tel : 020 7370 4999

    www.medicare-francais.com

    If you are not close enough to London, you could still give them a ring, and ask them if they knew someone in your area.

    also, if you go on www.ici-londres.com, and click on Carnet d'adresses and then sante, you will find a list of all specialists in and around London.

    sorry can't help with british side of the question!
    hope this can help,

    Mel xx
     
  6. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    i was given saline drops but there not that good. we have a out of hrs walkin centre ild go there, im in a similer situation dior has had extremly bad diariea for about 4weeks after a week i took her docs they said it will clear up then after a further 3weeks it was gettin worse i woke one morning and poor dior was fast asleep with pooh in her hair ears all over her bed it had completely leaked out of her nappy i had the scratch it of her back it happened a good few times aswell aftert that but once again doc sed it will get better i went to the chemist asked the man he said it is serious as dior is loosing all her salts and i need to get it sorted but again the third doc sed leave it it will sort it self out????????
     
  7. Guest

    This sounds to me like reflux if he is being sick after every feed to be honest.
    We wanted to find somehow to 'suck the snot out' of Damien, but I don't think it's a likely thing to happen unless the hospital do it.
    Are you breast or bottle feeding hunnie? Maybe ask the HV about a milk thickener to try him on and see if it stops him being sick so much? Infant Gaviscon is the one we use (along with other stuff now due to the severity). It may sound like he has a snotty nose all the time as Damien does, sounds like he needs to blow it big time!

    Please try not to worry about what I posted, Damien had Bronciolitus which goes on like a cold or so for a few days and peaks at it's worst at about day 5, and then it will ease off.

    HV's are sometimes a bit poop so try suggesting something is done about it again? (I know it's hard to push the issue when you are made to feel like you're fussing, but try hun).

    If you want any more information, give me a shout. Or if you think I'm mad, tell me to shut up! You know him better than anyone mate.
     
  8. futuremum

    futuremum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies. Will ask the H/v again , after all she cannot blame me for wanting my boy to feel better ;)

    I do not live in london neither in its area but still will have a look, thanks.
     
  9. beanie

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    Going through the same thing with Seren, she has a lot of mucus at the mo and keeps making gulping noises and doesn't take a breath for what seems like ages. Spoke to the HV this morning and she suggested giving little sips of water to flush the mucus through (milk makes more phlegm apparently) and to roll up a towel or blanket and place this under her mattress at the top so her chest is elevated. ill see if this works, I hiope so as I hardly slept a wink last night as the slightest noise from her woke me up (though she slept great!!). Hope Thomas feels better soon.
     
  10. lauramumof2

    lauramumof2 Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can think of other than a gp is someone who does complementary therapys or medicine. I would agree though that the docs dont seem to take anything seriously.
     
  11. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget you can always ring NHS Direct if you want a second opinion too.

    0845 4647
     

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