A 23-year-old female asked:
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saw dr for sore throat and painful cough, she heard nothing in my chest, said could be asthma(puffers not working) cough 2days,is this likely a virus?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pleuritis: Chest pain associated with cold like symptoms that do not improve with inhalers could indeed be caused by viral infections, particularly if they cause inflammation of the outer layer called the pleura. Occasionally this is treated with steroids.
Answered on Jul 24, 2014
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