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Sore throat, chest heaviness, stabbing pain in diaphragm, headaches, chest infection. Treatment options?

Hello. I have very sore throat and coughs and extremely heavy chest . I am short of breth and can t take a deep breath. I have a stabbing pain under my left rib near where I imagine my diagram to be. My upper back along the bra strap line is so tight I can t breath when this pain occurs u struggle. This pain comes and goes. But when it s there I feel like I am being stabbed. I have head aches also. What could this be. I am on anti biotics at the moment with suspected chest infection but its getting worse. I am always tiered and struggle to wake on a morning. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic,
At this stage you definitely need chest X-ray ,complete blood count, these tests will clarify your condition . You can’t undergo any treatment without knowing exactly cause. Secondly, I noted you under antibiotics , if after 48 hours there no improvements of your condition, symptoms and signs persist, then you need review your antibiotic. Any delay will worsened your condition.
I wish you good luck and speedy recovery,
Hope this helps and I have answered your query. If you have additional queries don’t hesitate to ask.
Best Regards,
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. It appears that you had lower respiratory tract infection. It will be difficult to treat su h infections, so i advise you to consult a chest physician for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to get digital xray, sputum for A.F.B along with other routine tests for confarmation. The rib pain could be due to gastric irritation from antibiotic you have used.
Besides i advise you some diet recommendations as Avoid taking ice water, ice cream, cool drinks, fruits and juices. Also avoid spices, chillies, junk foods, and oily foods.
Take more of green leafy vegetables, pulses, sprouts, milk, egg, meat, and dry fruits to improve blood, general health, and resistance to withstand such infections. Wishing for a quick recovery and thanks for calling.
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