Chest Infection

Chest infection is the infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or other organisms in the lungs. There is a formation of pus and fluid in the airways causing difficulty in breathing. Fever, headache, wheezing, and chest pain are common symptoms observed in chest infections. Antibiotics help to treat this condition, and in severe cases, hospitalization is needed.

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Why does my 7-year-old have breathing difficulty, cough and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7 year old daughter has difficulty in breathing. Sometimes, she also makes noise while breathing. She has frequent cough and pain in the throat. The doctor advised a few medications. There was a little relief after two days. After exemption of medicine, the breathing difficulty, cough...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following precautions are very important for your child: Avoid cool drinks. Avoid sour fruits like lemon, orange, etc. Give steam inhalation with a drop or two of Benzoine tincture. Avoid outside food, fried food, and colored food. Gargle with warm salt water twice ...  Read Full »

I have sore ribs, difficulty breathing, continued coughing, expelling mucus, and numbness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a cold (got tested to make sure it was not COVID-19, and it came back negative) and have been experiencing prolonged symptoms. I have sore ribs, continued coughing, expelling mucous, and numbness. For about four days now, I have had difficulty breathing, pain on my left si...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Actually this all can be due to chest infection, though covid is negative but still there are other infections which can cause such symptoms. So further testing is required. The fingertip are usually numb due to ...  Read Full »

Is my father's treatment being done properly?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 65 year old, slim and athletic body male. He did not have diabetes or any health issues in the past. He was a little unwell for about last one week. He had a slight fever for about three to four days, following which he only had some cough without any fever for two days....  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible to have such clinical picture after heavy chest infection in an elderly male (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, a few things which do not fit into classic case scenarios of septic encephalopathy are he did not have continuous fever befo...  Read Full »

I had previous pneumonia attack and frequent chest infection. Will I get covid-19 easily?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a general question that relates personally to myself in relation to Covid-19. I am a woman of 45 years and several years ago I had a severe case of pneumonia and I was hospitalized for a few weeks (which I have completely no memory of). It took me further 12 weeks to start to f...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.om. We all are at risk to COVID19, but regular washing, sanitization of hands and use of masks outside the home can reduce the risk. Since you have encountered pneumonia earlier, your defense system must be boosted up. Still, I would recommend that you talk to your physic...  Read Full »

Why do I get chest pain with occasional cough post flu recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have chest pain after flu-like symptoms. My height is 171 cm and weighs about 61kg. It started about one and a half months ago as a normal flu with coughing and runny nose. I took some flu medicines (Lemsips pills), I got rid of the runny nose, but I sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Bheruram Isharam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a little infection in lungs maybe. So I am prescribing some drugs and tests as well. Take medicines properly and do the test and show me. 1. CBC (complete blood test). 2. Pulmonary function test. 3. Chest x-ray. Take syrup Dextromethorphan two times da...  Read Full »

Can streptococcal infection cause stomach cramps and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided crampy stomach pain and chest pain which is mostly located under breast, near ribcage. About two years ago I got Streptococcal infection, pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. In ER, they prescribed Amoxicillin. But it did not work for me as I am allergic to Penic...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your health concern. As you had Streptococcal infection three weeks back, it might have spread to the lower respiratory tract. Infection of the lower respiratory tract by Streptococcus can cause pneumonia or pneumonitis whi...  Read Full »

What causes high WBC count in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year son is ill for past two weeks. Initially it was diagnosed as viral infection due to season change. He was given fever and cold medicine (Asthaline). Fever was mostly between 100-101 degree F.  He had occasional cough may be five times a day. He had the medicine for 5 days but t...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has definitely got bacterial infection. From your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) the reasons are as follows. His initial CRP (C-reactive protein) was 17.3 which has came down to 10.3. CRP is an acute phase reactant which indic...  Read Full »

Is Augmentin 625 safe to take during the third week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am three weeks pregnant, and I am suffering from a chest infection. So an ENT specialist doctor prescribed Augmentin 625 tablet. I wanted to know if it is safe to use this antibiotic, as I am pregnant.  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is a category B drug, which otherwise means it is very safe in pregnancy. I suggest taking it along with Cetirizine 10 mg at night if you sneeze a lot. Also, do warm saline gargling if you have a sore throat. For further quer...  Read Full »

The tip of my penis is very tight and swollen after using antibiotics for chest infection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last three days, the tip of my penis has become very tight and looks swollen. It is difficult to retract the foreskin and also there was blood after masturbation. This issue started when I used antibiotics for chest infection. Currently I am taking Prednisone for chronic hive...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like posthitis or inflammation of foreskin leading to phimosis. This may require a circumcision sooner or later. Consult your family doctor for this, and he may refer you to a concerned specialist. It is a short day care procedure. Take care.  Read Full »

Why am I having chest pain while breathing and movement of right arm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the chest on the right side and when I take a breath sometime, pain during breathing and also during movement of the right arm or other types of movement and feeling like vomit and weakness in my body. Tell me the symptoms of this pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Ayesha Naveed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in right side of chest with breathing movements and nausea shows that you have some chest infection. Please follow this. X-ray chest to rule out infection, take tablet Zanaflex 2 mg three times a day till you get the report of X-ray (minimum three days). If pain impr...  Read Full »

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