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Tight chest, mild sweating, shortness of breath. No cough, fever. Chest x-ray clear. Reason?


I have for the past 2 weeks had a tight chest almost feels like my lungs have shrunk, no fever or no productive cough. A couple of days of slight cold and flu like symptoms but no fever just mild sweating whilst relaxed. Shortness of breath on mild activity. Been on a 7 day coarse of clarithromycin but no changes. Chest muscles tender to the touch but no excessive coughing. Chest X-ray report is clear with no sign of infection? What else could this be? Doctors still says chest infection
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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You seem to be suffering from RADS where in the airways become hyper sensitive, mostly following a chest infection-generally viral in nature and go into spasm on slighest of trigger like exposure to dust or smoke. You may have a feeling of tightness of chest and shortness of breath. You may get a spirometry done. Try nebulization with beta agonists like levoasthalin or take them as inhalers after consulting your doctor.
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