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Have bronchitis, pain in chest and trouble breathing. Any need to worry?

My friend has been diagnosed with bronchitis . It is causing him pain on his right front side below his breast and is causing him to have lots of trouble breathing . He is a smoker. Today he was perscribed prednisone and a Z- pak. Tonight just sitting on the couch watching tv he is having cold sweats. Should we be concerned? And he hasn t smoked for 2 days.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Usually bronchitis don't causes any pain.
Since the patient is feeling pain on the right side of lung with difficulty in breathing , prescribed prednisolone + Z pak .
History of smoking is there , so assessment of case is necessary.
Since , from how many days your friend having bronchitis , please mention?
If pain is severe and also with breathing then consult a physician and get his opinion along X ray chest as might have , pneumonitis or consolidation of right lung.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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