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I have chest pain and a persistent cough for the past four

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hello I have chest pain and a persistent cough for the past four days
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: No I never had this before
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the doctor to know?
Customer: I am a bit short of breath
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

Hi Dr Mo here.

Do you have a fever or difficulty breathing?

Any cardiac issues?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
HelloI have no known cardiac issues. I breathe with a little more difficulty than the usual because I have a strong cold.If this matters, I am a 37 female, in good general health.
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

If you are in good health you might have a mild bronchitis, a mild pneumonia perhaps.

Are you having a fever?

Most of the time you can wait this out until you feel better.

Does it feel like a bad cold to you?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It feels like a bad cold but it is not going away after four days
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ah and I don't think I have fever. In fact, I feel quite cold!
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

That's normal.

Some colds hang on much longer.

Get a lot of rest, of course make sure you are drinking enough fluids.

Other than waiting there isn't much to do.

You could get a chest xray but I wouldn't recommend that.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

Feeling cold can sometimes be a sign of fever as well.

For now, again, I think rest is the best medicine.

Give it 3-4 more days, if not better consider getting seen in person so a doctor can listen to your lungs.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

How much does it cost in Greece to be seen by a doctor? I practice in the USA, so I don't know.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
cost is not an issue - but time is! For further reference it costs about 50 EUR.
Thanks for your reply anyways. I think that because I am never sick, I worry when I am, if it makes sense.Thank you again
claire
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

Not a problem.

Thanks for the cost info, I was always curious.

If anything changes just come back here and let me know.

You should be fine.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks - Hillary Clinton recovered from pneumonia in about 20 minutes so I am sure I can do this too!
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

haha, good one!

Thanks for the laugh.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 9 months ago.

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