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Can You Have A Chest Infection Without A Cough
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I have a bad cough and chest pain. I don't have a fever. Can you have pneumonia without a fever? Or do you always have a fever?
No - except quads: The inflammation of the bronchus (upper large airway) would lead to a cough unless the patient is unable to cough (e.g. they are a quadriplegic). A viral bronchitis can lead to a non-productive cough initially, but usually these will become productive in a short period of time, so a non-productive cough can be bronchitis. ...Read more
Yes: While typical bacterial pneumonia presents with wheezing and productive cough, it can also cause a dry, non-productive cough, chest pain when you breathe, etc. Viral and atypical bacterial pneumonia are also characterized by dry coughs. If you still feel sick, see your physician for a possible chest x-ray or sputum culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Cough and nasal congestion are two symptoms on a list of symptoms that can occur with an upper respiratory tract infection. You can have a sore throat, nasal congestion or discharge, sinus fullness or pressure, ear pain, cough, fever, and chills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have a 'clear' chest and have pneumonia? Or have a clear chest & a week later have a flu turn into pneumonia?
Yes: The chest X-ray is not 100% accurate. Chest X-ray findings may lag the symptoms by a few days. Also there are some areas of the lung difficult to visualize on the X-ray. ...Read more
Cough: Sometimes it is hard to know if you just have a cold or something more serious. I usually tell my patients to be seen with persistant fevers, difficulty breathing, wheezing, cough productive of blood or a cough that worsens. Without a chest xray and examination you can't tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not all our bodies respond the same . Especially early during the course of any disease /illness ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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