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Cold, severe cough, yellow phlegm, breathing difficulty, whistling sound from chest

HI, I m currently suffering with a cold but now I m really struggling to breathe and get out of breath just going to the bathroom. my symptoms include my chest is really tight like elastic bands are stopping me breathing in, I m having to force air out of my lungs with my stomach muscles and theres a strange whistling noise coming from my chest, I m also coughing lots and are coughing up lots of green/yellow phlegm , what should I do? I have no known medical problems EDIT - I ve had the symptoms 10 days now, the shortness of breath etc symptoms I ve had for approx. 4 days now and I m exhausted. I feel like I am trying to breathe through a straw all the time and other people have commented on the strange whistling noise my lungs seem to be making.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thank u for choosing HCM...
It looks like upper respiratory infection following cold...
You have to start antibiotic therapy
-Tab. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
-Tab. Dolocold one tab at breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Tab Cetrizine 10mg one at night
-Take steam inhalation
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response

Welcome to HCM

I will be nice if you would have mentioned the duration of your symptoms. If the symptoms are caused by the virus, it will be self limiting and only you require a symptomatic treatment.

I advice you for steam inhalation, salt water gargling will be helpful. Over the counter nasal decongestants and expectorants will be good.

You are having symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection. I advice you to meet physician for examination, after that if he feels you need antibiotic he will prescribe. I advice you to complete the course of antibiotic and not to leave in the middle if the symptoms subside.

Hope i have given the information you needed.

Wish you good health.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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