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For how long are you having these problems?
Are you taking any medicines now?
Do you have wheeze?
Any history of allergy or asthma?
Any discharge from the ears? Do they feel blocked and heavy?
Any other symptoms?
Any other medical issues/significant history?
Thanks. Shall be waiting for your reply.
Thanks for the additional details. Having gone through your description, it seems that following the flu, and then you also have a history of childhood asthma, we might be dealing with
Having said that, it would be best if you could check in with your doctor for this and get examined thoroughly so that a diagnosis can be established and appropriate management can be instituted. I am sure that your doctor would also be looking at the possibility of Pericarditis/ Pleuritis (as you have pain around your heart).
I hope that it helps. Best wishes. Kindly feel free to enquire if you have any remaining concerns or doubts and it would be my privilege to try helping you as much as I can.
Thanks. Yes, the symptoms could also relate to some extent with pneumonia. However, the rattling in your chest on breathing points more in favor of an airway reactivity. That said, I think that unless checked up, the exact problem will not be known.
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I think it helps. Best wishes.