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Can chest discomfort during flu and cough indicate pneumonia?

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Published At February 27, 2024
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Hello, I am a 36-year-old male who recently recovered from pneumonia, which was successfully treated with antibiotics three months ago. However, I have been experiencing discomfort in my lungs during flu or cough episodes, along with severe pain in colder temperatures. Are these ongoing symptoms might be linked to the pneumonia I had previously. Can I tolerate cold temperatures? please advice.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern.

It is possible that the ongoing symptoms you are experiencing could be related to the pneumonia you had three months ago, but it is also possible that they could be unrelated. Pneumonia can sometimes cause lingering symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath, but these symptoms should improve over time.

The discomfort in your lungs during flu or cough episodes could be a sign of bronchitis, which is an infection of the bronchial tubes that can cause coughing, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing severe pain in colder temperatures, this could be a sign of cold-induced asthma, which is a type of asthma that is triggered by cold, dry air. If you are still experiencing symptoms three months after your pneumonia diagnosis, it is a good idea to follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, you may want to take steps to manage your symptoms, such as staying hydrated, using a humidifier, and avoiding triggers that could worsen your symptoms, such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. As for whether you can tolerate cold temperatures, this will depend on the underlying cause of your symptoms. If you are experiencing cold-induced asthma, you may want to take steps to avoid exposure to cold, dry air, such as wearing a scarf over your nose and mouth in cold weather, or using a mask with a HEPA filter to filter out cold, dry air. If you are experiencing other symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath, you may want to take steps to manage these symptoms, such as using a bronchodilator or an inhaler to help open up your airways. In summary, if you are still experiencing symptoms three months after your pneumonia diagnosis, it is a good idea to follow up with your healthcare provider. They can help to determine the cause of your symptoms and provide appropriate treatment. In the meantime, you may want to take steps to manage your symptoms, such as staying hydrated, using a humidifier, and avoiding triggers that could worsen your symptoms, such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. If you are experiencing cold-induced asthma, you may want to take steps to avoid exposure to cold, dry air, such as wearing a scarf over your nose and mouth in cold weather, or using a mask with a HEPA filter to filter out cold, dry air.

I hope this has helped you.

Kindly follow up if you have more doubts.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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