Q. I am suffering from severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month. Is it anything serious?

Answered by
Dr. Balaji More
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 28, 2020
Hi Sir/Mam, am female @ the age of 23 and my weight is 55 for the height of 160 cm height, for the past one month i have suffering from severe cold(runny nose) and cough, i also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion,sore throat and shortness of breath too. Sometimes i can heard some sounds from my chest while breathing, i can take some oover the encounter medicines.when i will get rid off. And is that anything seriousness!? Looking forward for ur answers soon! Thank you doctor

Hello, Hope you are doing well. Do you smoke or have allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green, blood stained? Do you have fever or any associated complaints such as headache? Have you been taking any antibiotic? Which over the counter medicines have you been taking? You probably had common cold and now you have secondary bacterial infection with low respiratory tract involvement. You could be having allergic rhinitis, mild asthma and bronchitis. There could be some risk factors which need to be investigated. So you need to be examined physically with some blood test carried out. On confirmation of diagnosis you probably need a course of antibiotics.

The Probable causes:

Common cold with secondary bacterial infection

Investigations to be done:

CBC, ESR, Hb and Chest x-ray

Differential diagnosis:

Allergic rhinitis with secondary bacterial infection and bronchitis

Probable diagnosis:

Common cold with secondary bacterial infection and bronchitis

Regarding follow up:

After physical examination and investigations for second opinion

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