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Having cough with chest discomfort. Anything serious?

Hi I am a 26 year female, I ve been having this dry cough for a week, then Saturday i started getting chills and best flashes, no fever , body aches, and this heavy feeling in my chest , I m afraid of doctor visits but I m.really afraid I may be coming down with something serious, I don t smoke or drink could you help me please
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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hi there, your symptoms are suggestive of flu like syndrome, usually these are self limiting conditions and you should get better in 5-7 days. In the meanwhile you can take steam inhalations ,anti-histaminics, some cough drops and if the feeling of heavyness continues or you have difficulty in breathing then you may visit an ER to get checked for any constrictive respiratory disaease like asthama if you are known to be prone to it. You may also take an anti-inflammatory-anti pyretic combination like combiflam to reduce the chills and body ache. Mostly a good weeks rest and plenty of fluids with these symptomatic treatment will be enough. Take care.
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