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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Cough, SOB,fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infection (Definition)

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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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Productive cough: When one has a chest infection, cough increases in order to clear out the excessive mucus production that one's immune system produces to help fight the infection. Fever may also be present and the mucus will often become discolored with either viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato : Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Need more info: This is not a problem which can be solved over the internet. You need to go back and see your doctor. Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred, and any other associated things you think are relevant and take this with you to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have imaging studies and labs. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had a pft which shows "asthma". I have no problem inhaling fully, but exhaling is hard. My symptoms have gotten much worse after a chest infection.

Need evaluation: Pft can only show the degree of obstruction, whereas the diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one. For pts with asthma, chest infections can make things worse due to flare up of their airway inflammation. Sounds like you require urgent evaluation to treat acute symptoms & improve yr asthma management in the long run. Please talk to your doctor or an asthma specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when i had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when i had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Treatment...: Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure my chest infection?

What should I do to cure my chest infection?

Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, and rest often do the trick. 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 for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got a chest infection ?

How to know if I have got a chest infection ?

Chest infection: Chest, or respiratory infections, can manifest as cough, with or without sputum production, chest discomfort, fever, pain with respiration, feeling short of breath, and various combinations of these. May also just have fever and feeling unwell. Your provider can often know by doing a good lung exam, and sometimes a chest xray is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me have i got a chest infection ?

Can you tell me have i got a chest infection ?

There is not: Enough information provided to answer this question. Please consider clarifying and re-asking. ...Read more

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Why do I get back pains with my chest infection?

Why do I get back pains with my chest infection?

Pneumonia: Assuming this is pneumonia, or for that matter any infection involving the chest pain can radiate through to the back from nerves referring pain from the diaphragm, lungs, pleura (tissues around the lung), or general muscle pain from systemic infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to help avoid another nasty chest infection. ?

What can I do to help avoid another nasty chest infection. ?

Wash your hands: And get your immunzations for the flu. If indicated, the Pneumovax vaccine is also recommended. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a chest infection or something else?

How do I know if I have a chest infection or something else?

Difficulty breathing: Productive cough, fever, chills, but could also have other symptoms or very few symptoms. Have you considered speaking to your doctor about it? ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i get off pe because of a chest infection?

Pulmonary embolus: It is not the infection per se that causes the pe but the risks it provides. Virchows triad of clot formation: if the cells are abnormal and clot easily as in people with cancer, if there is abnormality in the blood vessel causing turbulence and clot formation as in trauma in the blood vessel and presence of central lines and stagnation of flow as in immobility like in sickness or after surgery. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had a chest infection for 6 weeks now and it isn't going?

Need follow up.: Need to see your md. Also if you smoke you need to stop. Antibiotics may be prescribed to help as well. Sometimes a viral illness will predispose you to a bacterial process. You may also need a chest xray. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having trouble with what might be a chest infection, do you have any home remedies?

Hi, I am having trouble with what might be a chest infection, do you have any home remedies?

No: Different types of chest infection require often totally different treatment approaches . Unfortunately there is no known effective home remedies for an infection per se. If you are having breathing problem or a high fever, you need to consult your doctor. Aside from that , your information is not detailed enough for us to even make a suggestion. ...Read more

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As I am suffering from chest infection , and I want to take medicine ,can you suggest best suitable medicine for me.

As I am suffering from chest infection , and I want to take medicine ,can you suggest best suitable medicine for me.

Depends on type: Chest infection varies from uri, bronchitis to pneumonia with different severities. You should see physician for workup with physical exam and possible blood tests and possible imaginig. He should listen to your lungs. ...Read more