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I'm sorry to hear about this
When did this start?
It started with a cold, on Thursday so, almost a week ago, the cold is mainly gone and im left with this, but its horribly painful
Are you coughing up mucus?
Any fevers or chills?
chills off and on, I wouldnt know about fever, cause ive been taking ibuprofen.
Any shortness of breath?
yes, and wheezing.... my chest feels cold inside my chest, it hurts to breathe
Okay, and may I ask what questions I can help yo answer on this condition?
What is wrong with me? What can I do to feel better?
You likely have a viral infection, it may require an albuterol inhaler to help relieve the symptoms, if you have chills you may also need antibiotics, but that is less likely if the cough is dry
there is mucus, im just not coughing it up. So you are telling me that I need to see a doctor
If there is mucus then you may have a bacterial infection
Yes, I think you need to see a doctor if it has been present for more than a week