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My mum has been coughing for the past couple of days and it

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My mum has been coughing for the past couple of days and it has got worse today morning with her chest starting to hurt and getting a temperature, so I wanna know what I can do now? She's a pensioner therefore I was wondering if I could get a doctor to come home and see her
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry she has been feeling sick

Dr. David :

and coughing so much

Dr. David :

she could have pneumonia possibly

Dr. David :

it would be best that she goes to an A&E department for evaluation

Dr. David :

there they can do a chest xray and check for pneumonia or bronchitis

Dr. David :

or she can ring up her GP and get to be seen right away.

Dr. David :

she might need a course of antibiotics to help.

JACUSTOMER-ficcbmkt- : My mum can't really travel to hospitals because she can't take steps outside as much that's why I was thinking for a doctor to come home, and her GP is closed today, is there any way to contact the GP on a Sunday when the surgery is closed?
Dr. David :

it is rare for UK doctors to make house calls, but some do

Dr. David :

you can try to call her GP and see if you can reach their on- call service

Dr. David :

you can also try to call NHS 111 which is a service that you can call if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Dr. David :

they might be able to direct you to a GP or doctor who can make house visits to see her.

Dr. David :

have you tried to call NHS 111 before?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-ficcbmkt- : Hello yeah I called 111 and they advised me to take a trip to the urgent day centre in my borough
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

that would be the best option for her

Dr. David :

because then she can get an xray and evaluation

Dr. David :

did you ask them about visiting home doctors ?

Dr. David :

if she can't get to the urgent care, you might have to call for an ambulance to transport her to the urgent care center.

Dr. David :

does she have a wheel chair she uses to get around?

Dr. David :

hello?