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Help! so i started out with the normal cold symptoms cough sneeze runny nose sore throat but now i feel like a bricks on my chest and can't breath wel?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Time to be seen

Although the symptoms initially were suggestive of a common cold, the significant chest/lung symptoms could be related to pneumonia (viral) or a secondary bacterial infection.
Less likely possibilities are heart complications. Either way, time to see your doctor.

In brief: Time to be seen

Although the symptoms initially were suggestive of a common cold, the significant chest/lung symptoms could be related to pneumonia (viral) or a secondary bacterial infection.
Less likely possibilities are heart complications. Either way, time to see your doctor.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go see your doctor

Most people can deal w/common cold symptoms w/o going to see their doc.
Antibiotics won't do a thing for the common cold. However, you need to go see your doc if you can't breathe as some react to cold w/bronchoconstriction or asthma-like symptoms that do require prescription drugs. Don't wait until you're found unconscious. If you can't breathe, seek medical attention immediately.

In brief: Go see your doctor

Most people can deal w/common cold symptoms w/o going to see their doc.
Antibiotics won't do a thing for the common cold. However, you need to go see your doc if you can't breathe as some react to cold w/bronchoconstriction or asthma-like symptoms that do require prescription drugs. Don't wait until you're found unconscious. If you can't breathe, seek medical attention immediately.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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