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After pneumonia, my lung hurts a lot when I cough. What to do?


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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At December 9, 2020
Reviewed AtJuly 5, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had pneumonia three months back. It got completely resolved by taking antibiotics. My lung hurts a little when I have any flu or cough. When temperature drops, my lungs start to hurt horribly due to cold. Before getting pneumonia, I do not have any symptoms. Will it a consequence and sequelae of pneumonia? What is the cause?


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Pneumonia is an infection affecting lung parenchyma. When this occurs, pleura gets affected. It heals by becoming thicker. This can cause problems in breathing for a prolonged period even after the resolution of pneumonia. You have pain which is an unlikely cause to occur even if the pleura is affected. If the pleura is infected, then you can have symptoms. I suggest you do a chest X-ray to rule out the cause.

Investigations to be done

Do chest X-Ray.

Treatment plan

It can be decided after seeing your chest X-ray.

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

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

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