Could you still have a chest infection even if your not wheezy or coughing up phlegm?

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.

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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...

I have a productive cough and chest infection. My doctor prescribed me clarithomycin but nothing happens plz tell something more effective?

Maybe Viral. The chest infection may be viral and will not respond to any antibiotic. Clarithromycin is a good broad spectrum antibiotic for a chest infection. Get some Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM to help with your symptoms. I hope you feel better soon. Read more...

I have chest infection with cough am wheezing doc has given me ventolin for wheezing wants me to use every six hours, can I use it more frequently?

Not w/o Dr approval. Responsible voices will agree - especially during this or any infection - ask doctor for advice on any change you confront. The frequency may be altered - another med may be added. While you are working together on this condition it is your job to keep the doctor fully & accurately involved. It may not be only the issue of too much but also a sign of progress or lack. Advise dr & get well soon! Read more...
Usually no. Discuss additional inhalers with your doc, such as ipratropium and especially inhaled steroids. Dosing more frequently does not help much but increases side effects. Perhaps you need an antimicrobial? Discuss with your doc. Read more...

Really coughing up phlegm and blood. Is it a chest infection or bronchitis?

Possibly... Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. The usual cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but malignancy is another possibility. If you smoke, you need to quit. See your doctor as soon as possible. Go to er of shortness of breath occurs. Read more...
Seek medical care. This could be due to various causes, many of which may need immediate attention. I would seek medical care right away and get an evaluation and workup started. Best not to delay. Read more...