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What are the symptoms of bronchitis? I have a chest pain that

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis? I have a chest pain that is worse when I take a deep breath. It's a scratchy feeling. I don't have a fever. It started out with shortness of breath, but has since lessened. Seems like it started in my chest and travelled
to my ear with some drainage
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Bronchitis would present with cough, sputum production, breathing difficulty, chest discomfort or pain/ mild fever. Ear pain with drainage indicates there is infection at the ear. It needs to be evaluated and you may need antibiotic course for it.
Till than - Motrin, warm compress {over the ear}/ steam inhalation should give relief.
Wish you well.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would cause the shortness of breath?
Expert:  Ken replied 1 year ago.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi {airway}. Inflammation causes narrowing of these airways and so you need to exert to take breath - causing shortness of breath.
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