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can you have a chest infection without a cough

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you think you may have a chest infection you should see a doctor asap.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: Is your breathing compromised in any fashion, are you short of breath, having the pain when you inhale deeply, do you have fever, have you been coughi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
It is better: It is extremely beneficial to cough during bronchitis illness. A course of antibiotics and albuterol inhaler can help prevent pneumonia. Have plenty ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
URI: The answer will depend on what happens over the next few days. It may be a viral illness and the complex of symptoms includes yours and will usually ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest X-ray: Based on clinical symptoms, a doctor may be able to tell if a simple bronchitis has progressed to a pneumonia. There will be worsening of your conditi ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: Sometimes it is hard to know if you just have a cold or something more serious. I usually tell my patients to be seen with persistant fevers, difficu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: This could be due to bronchospasm and inflammation that is unresolved from your recent infection. If so, a bronchodilator inhaler as well as a steroid ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is not but is can occur.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection etiology..: If the infection is due to a bacterial infection, antibiotics are typically prescribed. If the infection is due to a virus, it will run its course typ ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Yes: It's not unusual to have a cough for 4-8 weeks after a chest infection. If longer than that then further evaluation would be required
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