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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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

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What could be the reason for chest infection with fever, cough and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from chest infection. She is also having cough, vomiting, and fever every time after getting diagnosed with chest infection. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your wife has been suffering from chest infection, fever, and cough with vomiting. Does she have a history of repeated chest infections? You have not mentioned the duration here. Please provide the history ...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. B R Isharam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 S Pandya


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have tightness in chest. Is it start of a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with cold and cough. A week before I had cold, I felt some tightness in my chest that was aching. It was associated with some burning sensation on top of my back and around my shoulder blades. Since I had cold, the condition has got worse and has remained for few days const...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can understand your genuine concerns. Firstly, let me assure you that it is not a heart attack. So, you need not have to worry.   Read Full »

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