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A 20-year-old female asked:

For 2 days i have a cough and shortness of breath. doctor said my oxygen levels are normal but he put me on adibiotics.could i have something serious?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Unlikely: Your description suggests a "chest cold" - acute bronchitis. It's possible that you have an element of bronchospasm - asthma. Sounds like your doctor is "on the case" - stay with him/her. Warm wishes to you.
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