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Dr said my chest xray was normal and no rattling. Why and how diagnose bronchitis and pleurisy again with steroids/zithromax/albuterol?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine

In brief: Inflamed lungs

Your chest x ray can be fine but your tobacco can certainly keep you coughing and irritated.
It can also worsen your allergies. Consider giving up the cigarettes and drinking much more water.

In brief: Inflamed lungs

Your chest x ray can be fine but your tobacco can certainly keep you coughing and irritated.
It can also worsen your allergies. Consider giving up the cigarettes and drinking much more water.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Dr. Sheila Calderon
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care

In brief: Hmmm

If it's your x ray that is normal there's a good chance that is less likely pneumonia.
If you're having coughing rattling etc bronchitis seems more likely. If you're still having pain you may want to recheck for possible blood clot in lungs. Otherwise the pain could be just coughing induced.

In brief: Hmmm

If it's your x ray that is normal there's a good chance that is less likely pneumonia.
If you're having coughing rattling etc bronchitis seems more likely. If you're still having pain you may want to recheck for possible blood clot in lungs. Otherwise the pain could be just coughing induced.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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