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Diagnosed with chest, lung infection. Terrible pain when coughing, breathing. Healing time?

Hi. Today i was diagnosed with a chest infection and an infection in my lung . I have had severe coughing fits and think i may have strained a muscle in my chest.first of all please could you tell me how long that could take to heal as the pain is terrible when i cough or breathe.and secondly i am feeling very very tired is this normal with a chest infection
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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HI gem8911

your symptoms are suggestive of acute pleuritis where pain usually increases on deep breathing, coughing, sneezing etc.

your pain can subside after 1-2 day of antibiotic therapy. continue with that..

best wishes
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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