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How long will a chest infection last and is it normal for the pain to move around the chest

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
7-10 days: It can last from 5-10 days and not unusual for pain to move around ..If it persists you might need a cxr.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Cough duration: If the cough is resolving each day and has been present for less than three weeks, continue to drink fluids, monitor your temperature and rest. Nasal ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Allergies: Consider allergies as a reason it lasts 2 weeks try an over the counter remedy if no better in 1 or 2 weeks re check with your physician.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Chest Infection: It seems you are getting better, if there is no cough and phlegm has cleared.Then just watch and see if it goes away, if not follow up with your docto... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk o... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Especially if you are taking an antibiotic that has potential to cause GI symptoms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Rule out meningitis: If you have an infection of the respiratory tract, it may spread to other areas. If you can not move your neck, please have meningitis ruled out by yo... Read More
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Varies: Most last only a few days but the cough can sometimes last two months
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pretty healthy kid: The average kid is expected to get 5-7 upper respiratory infections per year of varying intensity to the age of 5 when it drops to about 3-5. The abo... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Awhile : There is no time limit - some like TB can last for years

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