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How Long Will A Chest Infection Last And Is It Normal For The Pain To Move Around The Chest
7-10 days: It can last from 5-10 days and not unusual for pain to move around. If it persists you might need a cxr. ...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
Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Small chest infection on the right lung since saturday, how long will it last for as I feel exellent, I had a temp, cought but they ended 2days ago.
It depends: Pneumonia or infection of the lung tissues varies in severity according to the infecting agent, your age & immunity and time taken till the start of treatment. Apparently in your case it wasn't a severe case or your immunity and the early treatment kicked off rapidly or both. It is a good sign that your symptoms resolved quickly. Finish your meds & followup with your doc. ...Read more
Had itchy phlegmy throat/cough since two sundays ago. Went to dr last wednesday, no chest infection. I feel normal not worse. Could be chest infx?
Allergies: Consider allergies as a reason it lasts 2 weeks try an over the counter remedy if no better in 1 or 2 weeks re check with your physician. ...Read more
Having chest infection n taking anti biotics last day. Suddenly green phlegm reduced by 90% today surprisingly but feel slight chestdiscomfort. Normal?
Depends on age and other diseases you may have
1-2 months to fully recover. ...Read more
I have a chest infection and started Clarythramycin Feb 7@ 250 mg 2x/day. I am chocking really badly. How long before antibiotic starts to work?
24-36 hours: You may need some cough suppressant also. You may want to try some cough syrup with dextromethorpan (DM) to help with your cough. If you are having trouble breathing you may need immediate attention at an Emergency department. Drink plenty of fluids, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
How long after taking doxycline can I eat? I try to wait 1.5 hr and it makes me nauseated. Taking 100 mg bid 10 days for chest infection. Thank you
I have a chest infection currently, however I also feel nauseous and my tummy feels tender and upset. Is this normal, is it linked?
Pretty healthy kid: The average kid is expected to get 5-7 upper respiratory infections per year of varying intensity to the age of 5 when it drops to about 3-5. The above kid sounds pretty healthy. ...Read more
Since last thursday I have had a bad chest infection that came on quite suddenly. This morning I woke up with a white spot on my tonsil. What's the cause of this white spot?
Your chest inection probably caused the tonsils infection. Are you on any antibiotics?
You should be ...Read more
The symptoms of my chest infection developed in a month from bloody mucus to sob n chest discomfort. Does that mean it'll take as long to heal?
Pneumonia: Chest infections or pneumonias can sometimes take weeks to months for the inflammation to go down. And even though the infection has been cleared, the symptoms can linger that long too. Depending on the size and extent of your infection, it could take that long for symptoms to completely resolve. I'd ask your doctor specifically. Good luck. ...Read more
Iam 16 years old and always had a productive cough and chest infection every year in winter. Is it normal?
Cough in winter: If you get these symptoms only during the winter months it may be triggered by allergies and would recommend you have allergy testing done to see it is something you can avoid or get treatment for. I would also recommend you get your flu shot in late September annually. ...Read more
On an inhaler and amoxicillin 500mg to treat a chest infection. How long will it take for the the treatment to work?
7-10 days: It works better for infections in the nose than the chest, but usually at lest 7-10 days are needed. Some sinus infections need even longer. ...Read more
Got chest infection/blood in mucous. Taking doxycycline 100mg for 48 hours. Blood oxygen 92. Is it normal to be exhausted, no appetite.
Yes!: Blood oxygen level of 92% is likely at rest and when you walk it should go further down, limiting your activities. The poor appetite relates to infection and also to low oxygen level. Insurance does not pay for oxygen supply until you have 88% or less, although you will be short of breath with effort due to lung issues. Continue close care with your doctor to see resolution of this problem. ...Read more
I have pulled a muscle in neck through 3weeks if coughing with chest infection how long will the muscle continue to hurt as about 4days so far?
Pulled muscle: This can take up to 10-14 days to get better- however each day you should be feeling better. If this does not happen get evaluated by your md and he may suggest pt. ...Read more
Been coughing the whole day every 10 seconds and my chest is a lil tight and I had a chest infection last 3 weeks I'm scared it might be cancer?
Take ABX, stop smoki:
Continue to take your antibiotic. Take some otc cough syrup-and follow the instruction. Anti allergy medicine like claritine, or other cold remedies would help too for your congestion. Get some nasal spray for your nose also would help. If still not helping- go back to see your primary care doctor for eval.
You are too young to have lung cancer. I will advise you to stop smoking now. ...Read more
Hi. My son Taylor had virus 2 weeks ago & chest infection last week he's nearly finished amoxicillin for this. He's still sick but better. However school sent him home. He is still coughing but not as chesty I think. Can't get a docs appnt. Should I wait?
Depends: If he's breathing ok can probably wait until can get an appointment with doctor. Agree worth at least a re examination of the chest. If breathing troubles should be seen more urgently ...Read more
I have normal blood count with hemoglobin 13 and notmal palteletes but CRP 52. Dr said I had chest infection. Can I have leukemia with good results?
Suddenly saw a small blood clot in my eye. I have chest infection. Hasn't recovered. Due to blowing of nose? That was the last thing I did. Help
If you're describing an area of blood overlying what would normally be the white of your eye (the "sclera"), you're describing a "subconjunctival hemorrhage" - a completely harmless condition which will go away on its own and needs no treatment. It can often happen after straining, as with blowing your nose.
If the blood clot is truly *in* your eye - in front of the colored part - go see an md. ...Read more
Asthma&chest infection, have antibs & oral steroids, how long before I see improvement? Have temp, hips ache, sob, headache, fast hr, vomiting, cough
Asthma: Should be in the first 72 housrs in my opinion. If still suffering see a doc and get an xray. ...Read more
I have had cough with phlegm since last sunday/7/days. No fever or anything. Now I have congested nose and still phlegm. Can drs hear a chest infection?
Yes: A chest x ray is a diagnosis test helpful to rule out any lower respiratory infection ik. ...Read more
I have been stuggling with throat and chest infection since last year may aswell as swollen white tonsils. When will a GP consider a Tonsillectomy?
In the US - ENT: Specialists are usually consulted. Indications for tonsillectomy may include problems wi swallowing, breathing or speech due to enlarged tonsils, peritonsilar abscess, malignancy & recurrent (5 to 7 episodes over a 1 year period) acute tonsillitis with fever, poliarthralgia & use of antibiotics. REF: http://www. Bmj. Com/rapid-response/2011/11/01/frequency-and-criteria-tonsillectomy-adult-patients ...Read more
Hi, my 3 year old has a chest infection and started a antibiotic 3 days ago, but to me she is getting more unwell, her cough is horrible, is it normal?
Got mild depression + chest infection. Taking doxycycline. Is it normal to be exhausted. When will meds kick in. Got them on Friday...now Sunday?
Doxycycline may cause common cold and influenza symptoms which may lead to feeling exhausted.
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