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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or aching sensation) (worsened by: in the evening, at night) , nasal drainage and cough (quality:...

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Chest tightness: These symptoms, if recent, suggest a viral upper respiratory tract infection with involvement of the trachea(windpipe) causing the chest tightness and usually a dry, hacking cough. If there is no associated wheezing,fever,shortness of breath or heavy discolored sputum, antibiotics are not needed. These infections usually run their course in several days. A nasal spray and soothing cough syrup ok.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2017

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