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Could you still have a chest infection even if your not wheezy or coughing up phlegm?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
Check with your doc.

In brief: Yes
Check with your doc.
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