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A 73-year-old male asked:

What is a feeling of chest infection with malaise nasal congestion and with no cough phlegm breath shortness which waxes and wanes over years called?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Dyspnea is serious: Your symptoms have many possibilities, from simple allergies to a failing heart. This is important for your primary doc to evaluate.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Difficult: Your symptoms could be consistent with chronic sinus disease, chronic bronchitis or a scarring of the airways called bronchiectasis. At a minimum you should have a breathing test (called pfts), a chest scan and a scan of your sinuses. Visiting a pulmonogist would be helpful to explain your illness.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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