How do I get rid of a chest infection?

Need more info. Do you have pneumonia? The term "chest infection" is so vague and poorly defined from a medical standpoint that it is impossible to provide any advice. Suggest you tell us what symptoms you are concerned about and the history of your illness.

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Have a viral chest infection. Inhaler for that, but can't get rid of the terrible cough. Any tips so I can get a nights sleep?

Steroids. Your viral infection may be triggering a more severe asthma type cough and the bronchodilating inhaler i suspect you are using may need to be augmented with a short course of steroids. You may also need to have a chest x-ray to make sure you don't have pneumonia. If it continues you should see your doctor. Read more...

I had a chest infection 2 weeks ago and took antibiotics but ever since I've had bad nose congestion. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

Mgt. I would recommend nasal saline rinses and keeping the nasal passages clear. If there is still congestion for three weeks, another course of antibiotics to treat a sinus infection can be considered. Monitor your temperature and if there is a fever, please call your physician. A virtual appt is also available. Read more...

Is it to be expected that three weeks after antibiotic treatment for a chest infection which caused pain when coughing that I still have pain?

Unlikely. You need to be re-examined and re-tested. It would be helpful to know more history and symptomatology. What you have provided makes it very difficult to even make a presumptive diagnosis. Read more...
Possibly... Musculoskeletal pain from coughing may be due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or even a rib fracture. Regardless of the precise cause, you may still have pain from these conditions even after the cough resolves. You should be gradually feeling better once the cough completely resolves. If the pain is worsening after the cough is gone, see your doctor. Read more...

My uncle ws chain cigg smoker. Now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo. Treatment plz??

See his doctor. Suspect he has chronic lung disease and the anosmia is not unusual in a smoker. The vertigo needs to be evaluated . He needs close evaluation and very soon. He most likely is getting the chest infection from his chronic lung disease. Read more...
Work up and mgt. Part of his evaluation should include an EKG, Chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing to determine the condition of his lungs. His blood pressure should be closely assessed and I would recommend a visit with his physician for further work up and treatment. He should avoid all cigarette smoke as well. Read more...