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Chest Infection Symptoms

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Visit oure website - http://chiropractorfortworth.org - Chest Infection Symptoms. Chest infection is quite common among both adults as well as small children. It is of two different types. One is related to upper respiratory tract infection where the nose, sinus cavities, larynx and pharynx are involved. In the other one, the lower respiratory tract is attacked and the lungs get affected. This is a more serious condition and is found in people suffering from pneumonia. Causes. Chest infection is caused either by the different viruses that are responsible for cold and flu or some bacteria. Its symptoms are usually observed within 2-3 days after you catch the infection and may continue to bother you for the next few weeks. Symptoms in Adults. The symptoms of upper and lower respiratory tract infection have lots of similarity but their intensity becomes much severe when the lungs get infected. Here are the commonly observed symptoms of chest infection: Chest Congestion: A dull, heavy feeling inside the chest is one of the obvious signs of infection in the chest. This is because of phlegm in chest. When there is a heavy congestion, it gives pain and discomfort. Persistent cough often aggravates this pain further. Cough: An inflammation in the air passage that lies in between the nose and the lungs causes a lot of irritation inside the throat which gives rise to a chesty cough. Initially, it is a dry cough but as mucous gets accumulated, thick mucus is expelled which is yellow or green in color. Repeated cough contracts the thoracic cavity so badly that traces of blood may come out with the phlegm. The cough bothers the patient for at least 7-10 days, if not weeks. Breathing Difficulty: As the nose and rest of the respiratory tract gets blocked with thick mucus, breathing problem arises. As a result, one starts taking shallow and rapid breaths. It also produces wheezing sound during inhalation. Fever: The body temperature often rises because of the infection. If it is an upper respiratory infection, then usually one gets a mild fever. However, the fever due to pneumonia, could go beyond 101 degrees F. Pain: Chest infection makes your body weak and it is susceptible to pain. One may experience headache quite frequently. The joints, bones, muscles and nerves of the body becomes tender and pain is experienced in various parts of the body. In this condition, back and neck pain mostly arise due to achy muscles. Symptoms in Babies. The symptoms in children and babies are more or less the same as adults. You must observe them carefully as the symptoms may have severe impact on their health. They often have swallowing difficulty in this condition. So, they should be fed with great care to avoid choking. There are some symptoms in babies that require emergency medical intervention, for example, shortness of breath, which is accompanied by a bluish tinge in lips, tongue, and face and abnormal drowsiness. Treatment. When the symptoms are mild, they may not require any medical treatment, they may subside on their own. Moderate to serious infections are diagnosed with the help of laboratory test like X-rays and mucus sample test. Bacterial chest infection is treated with the help of antibiotic medicines. However, if it is caused by virus, then antibiotics are ineffective on them. In that case, the symptoms are controlled with the help of suitable medicines. For pain and fever, pain relieving medicines are prescribed by the doctors. Expectorants and cough suppressants can be used to check a bad cough. When you are suffering from chest infection, you must take adequate amount of rest which will help the body to recover from it. You should also keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Inhalation of steam facilitates thinning up of the mucus and ensures its faster elimination. The symptoms tend to get worse with exposure to irritants such as dust, smoke, chemicals, etc. Therefore, you should stay away from them. You should cover up your face while sneezing and coughing to avoid spread of infection. Read more at buzzle.com/articles/chest-infection-symptoms.html
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Bts Suga Biggest Fan (5 months ago)
Im going to have to go to the hospital today soon, i am coughing up so much phlem and my nose is irritating me. Sometimes I cough so much I cant breathe. I have had it for about 2-3 weeks. Wish me luck!
Tib Playz (8 months ago)
thx for the help! ur better than the docter😂😂😂😂
Ravi Kaur (1 year ago)
Eat loads of onions not loads I meant in moderation in your salads ginger tea can also get rid of chest infections onions are loaded with so many minerals.
Mary Jackson (1 year ago)
im getting all of these symtoms... what a way to spend the holidays :'(
Matticus Silverman (1 year ago)
Why would you use a freaky sounding voice synthesiser to read out horrible symptoms and shit.
Proudly West-Indian (1 year ago)
I have a chest infection and bronchitis. Have mucus in my lungs throats and chest . Hate this my voice is still not there 2 weeks after .
Nikkirago (1 year ago)
Think I got a chest infection. The last one I had lasted 8 months so I'm not looking forward to the rest of 2017 >.>
Nikkirago (1 year ago)
Had the actual infection for just under a month starting in August, but the cough persisted. It was much worse than a regular cough and made it so I couldn't really do any physical activity - it lasted until March.
Melissa Greene (1 year ago)
Why did it last 8 months ?
NightBot (1 year ago)
Oh god I have all off these mucus blocking my breathing, spitting mucus/coughing it up omg
Branz wintz (8 months ago)
But your a fucking robot
Arse Robinson (1 year ago)
if you suspect pneumonia get to doctor as soon as possible, it needs to be tackled early.
Jacqueline Bishop (2 years ago)
pathetic video... !
No Way (2 years ago)
+JamesNeedham - There is nothing wrong with checking on YouTube to decide whether to go to a doctor or not. If you feel as you do,why were you looking at this video.
jim lennon (1 month ago)
There is always one person who says something you don't want to hear...and you're that person
CXNEHXE (2 years ago)
My chest hurts I keep spitting phlegm or mucus but its not making me cough. And I can't sleep because my throat is blocked by all the mucus. Any help?
Onel Castro (1 month ago)
me too... im not coughing but i always having mucus
Sallyann Jagger (2 years ago)
i had chest pain and got taken in hosipitail for it did test to find out it was gastritis
cool cat (2 years ago)
could anybody help me. the first day i had a nose bleed in the morning and the second day i woke up i was drulling blood from my mouth and im scared because i dont knoe whats going on with my body i dont feel any symptoms now just the bleeding plz reply back for solutions!!!
Candy Waves (2 years ago)
cool cat internal bleeding maybe but Go to the doctor
Chumi Mevin (2 years ago)
Adding drugs to a sick body to deal with back pain is like introducing toxins to a contaminated lake to make it clean. Medication only makes the signs and symptoms obscured, that is no more than a short-term solution. You undeniably want to keep away from that.
Arse Robinson (1 year ago)
not so certain pain killers are known to reduce fever/temperature as well as a cure to mask discomfort and feeling lousy. as for bad chest infections, steroids, antibiotics and an inhaler are often a must.
Arse Robinson (1 year ago)
not so certain pain killers are known to reduce fever/temperature as well as cure to mask discomfort and feeling lousy. as for bad chest infections, steroids, antibiotics and an inhaler is often a must.
Chumi Mevin (2 years ago)
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Valerie Jarrett (2 years ago)
had rightchest pain 3 days breast tender why
Happy Larry (2 years ago)
Goto your Doctor not a YouTube idiot
Kian Robinson (2 years ago)
I had it a week ago
Leona Lambert (2 years ago)
Been to doctors today. Diagnosed with a chest infection.
Thank you, I've been trying to figure out what has been wrong with me for over a month. May have to break down and go to the dr. even though I don't feel like going.
Jonathan Brealey (3 years ago)
Well fuck me, that was cheerful!!
Syed Asif Raza Said I (10 months ago)
Jojo Sings (1 year ago)
Your comment made me laugh so much, I needed that, I think I love you.
Kiramat Tarakzai (2 years ago)
thats great
Daisy Taylor (3 years ago)
I think I may have a chest infection. When I breathe out my chest makes a rattling grumbling sound. I also have a chesty cough and my chest feels Cold. Going to a Walk in centre today
c0urtn3y_lulu (3 years ago)
I am a 11 and just watched this video and my mum said it was a cold but I made her take me to the hospital and they said I have a bad case of chest infection. I got this a couple I days ago
ZombieKillerThe (3 years ago)
i got this on Christmas day, which was three days ago. so from this video i will be have this for another 1-2 weeks, well at least i got the worse out of the way, apart from the coughing up the phlegm. :( since im feeling better now :) i wanted my 2 weeks off work without being ill :( well if it was going and happen there nothing i can do, and i think i know how i got it someone i saw someone 6 days before i became ill who had a flu/cold and past it on to me
ZombieKillerThe (2 years ago)
+ZombieKillerThe omg i cant believe how bad my grammar is :(

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