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I had a cold about 3 weeks ago and I've also had a lingering

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cough, today I feel discomfort...
i had a cold about 3 weeks ago and I've also had a lingering cough, today I feel discomfort in my chest, a bit tight. what could it be?
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 1 year ago
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This can be reactive airway disease.

Inflammation of the airways can cause chest tightness.

Viral infection is a common cause.

Ipratropium oral inhaler should help but requires prescription.

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago
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Hello

I have a different answer for you.

We can not examine you or diagnose you.

This can have resulted in pneumonia, and atypical pneumonias can act just like this.

Atypical pneumonias can have no fever. And not appear severed.

Hence the term "walking pneumonia."

It is unlikely you would develop asthma from this.

Bronchitis is possible, and this would not usually need antibiotics. The inhaler used for this would typically be albuterol.

Pneumonia would.

YOu need to have an exam and x ray today.

In addition, any chest tightness in an adult MUST be evaluated. If you have risk factors, this can still be heart related, even with a cough. EKG recommended, since we know nothing about you, age, gender or medical history.

That can be dangerous and needs to be ruled out.

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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 1 year ago

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Pneumonia will cause fever, shortness of breath, cough together.

The symptom worsen rapidly.

Not likely in your situation.

Reactive airway disease is more likely.
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