A member asked:

99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Depietro answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or asthma exacerbation. A normal chest xray is a factor against pneumonia but is not always 100% accurate. The best approach would be to discuss the situation with ones doctor and determine if there is an infection or non infectious lung issue.

Answered Jan 1, 2013

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