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Just Now The symptoms of a chest infection can include: chesty cough (wet or phlegmy) wheezing. coughing up yellow or green mucus. feeling short …

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6 hours ago A chest infection is an infection of the lungs or large airways. Some chest infections are mild and clear up on their own, but others can be severe and life threatening. Check if you have a chest infection. Chest infections often follow colds or flu. The main symptoms are: a chesty cough – you may cough up green or yellow mucus

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8 hours ago The main chest infection symptoms are: A chesty cough. Breathing difficulties (including shortness of breath and wheezing). Chest pain or tightness. High temperature. Headache. Muscle aches and pains. Feeling very tired. A rapid heartbeat.

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7 hours ago The most common symptoms of a chest infection are: cough, with or without brown, yellow or green mucous (phlegm) or blood. rapid or difficult breathing (breathlessness) fever (sweating, shivering, chills) fast heartbeat. general …

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5 hours ago Chest wall infections might appear to only involve the skin but may represent a deeper infection of the ribs, cartilage or other structures. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Thoracic 310-829-8618

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7 hours ago Chest infections can be caused by a virus, bacteria or fungus and can occur anywhere from the nose to the lung tissue itself. They are the commonest cause of a ‘flare-up’ or ‘exacerbation’ of your lung disease and are the most common acute problem treated in hospitals. With every ‘flare-up’ or chest infection your lung function will

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7 hours ago Chills. Shortness of breath. Chest pain or tightness. While the symptoms are similar, there are some distinct differences: Bronchitis normally causes a mild fever or no fever at all. With pneumonia, fever is often higher than 101°F. With bronchitis, a cough is typically dry at first, then after a few days may bring up mucus from the lungs.

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6 hours ago Digestive causes. Chest pain can be caused by disorders of the digestive system, including: Heartburn. This painful, burning sensation behind the breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from the stomach into the tube that connects the throat to the stomach (esophagus). Swallowing disorders.

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6 hours ago For either acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis, signs and symptoms may include: Cough. Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood. Fatigue. Shortness of breath. Slight fever and chills. Chest discomfort.

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1 hours ago A human respiratory system. The symptoms of a fungal lung infection are often similar to those of the flu or another type of respiratory illness.Typically, a person with a fungal infection of the lungs will experience such symptoms as coughing, headache, fever, and pain in the joints or muscles, or both. Sometimes, an infection causes chest pain, chills, and night …

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2 hours ago The main symptoms of a chest infection can include: a persistent cough. coughing up yellow or green phlegm (thick mucus), or coughing up blood. breathlessness or rapid and shallow breathing. wheezing. a high temperature (fever) a rapid heartbeat. chest pain or tightness. feeling confused and disorientated.

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8 hours ago A range of home remedies can help with symptoms of a chest infection by clearing the airways or making a cough more able to move out mucus. Home remedies include: using a humidifier. drinking

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Just Now A cough can linger for several weeks even after other symptoms have improved. 2. Stabbing chest pains . Chest pain caused by a lung infection is often described as sharp or stabbing. The chest

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6 hours ago Infections can harm the epithelial cells lining the bronchi and the body needs time to repair. Symptoms of Pneumonia. Symptoms of this type of chest infection are rapidly effective as their transfer medium is bacteria. If you sense even a slight bit of these symptoms then do see your doctor to be on the safe side. The most evident sign is cough.

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Just Now These problems can include severe allergic reactions, antibiotic-resistant infections and C. diff infection. C. diff causes diarrhea that can lead to severe colon damage and death. Other illnesses like whooping cough (pertussis) or pneumonia can have similar symptoms to acute bronchitis. If you have whooping cough or pneumonia, your doctor will

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8 hours ago Viral bronchitis is sometimes called a 'chest cold.' Chest infections often follow colds or flu, according to the NHS. The NHS states: "A chest infection is an infection of the lungs or large airways.

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5 hours ago Chest Infection Symptoms. Many signs of a chest infection can overlap. Both acute bronchitis and pneumonia can initially appear as flu or cold symptoms, for instance. When the two conditions share a symptom, the one caused by pneumonia will usually be worse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a chest infection?

You should see a doctor straight away, or go to a hospital emergency department, if:

  • you are short of breath
  • it hurts to breathe
  • you have a very high fever
  • you are coughing up a lot of phlegm
  • there is blood in the phlegm
  • your symptoms are not improving or they are getting worse
  • you have a heart or lung disease, such as heart failure or asthma

What does a chest infection feel like?

What does a heart infection feel like? General symptoms of a heart infection include chest pain, fever, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can also be present with a life-threatening condition, such as heart attack.

What are the causes of a chest infection?

Chest infections are usually caused by either bacteria or viruses. Pneumonia is often caused by bacteria, and bronchitis is often caused by viruses. Occasionally, chest infections can be caused by fungi.

What is the best remedy for chest infection?

Increase Fluid Intake

  • Honey tea: Honey is nature’s best defense against coughs and chest congestion, particularly Manuka honey, a dark honey with a strong taste. ...
  • Lemon tea: Lemon has large amounts of the vitamin C your body needs to fight off infections. ...
  • Ginger tea: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory herb, so it often helps to reduce chest congestion.

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