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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and sore throat. the following also describe me: difficulty breathing, fever, and chest pain or discomfort. what should i do?

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Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Agree wi Dr. Adam: The difficulty breathing in especially concerning in the presence of chest pain & fever. Do recommend prompt assessment.
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Last updated May 2, 2020

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