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Extreme cold and fatigue, feel pressure on chest throat. Coughing clear mucus. Is it Bronchitis?

For the past week it s been getting worse. I m a 24 year old female. As far as I know I ve never had pneumonia , bronchitis or strep throat . However this cold feels different to me. Days ago I started feeling like I had a cold... I started feeling extremely fatigued all day and felt what almost feels like pressure on my chest and in the bottom of my throat. During the day all I do is spit up clear mucus for the first few days. There is a rattling in my chest and I ve used Vicks vapor rub and yellowish brown mucus has started coming up. It hurts to talk and it hurts to breath. Most of the time I get these coughing fits but it doesn t bring up anything untill recently it s just started coming up. Ugh so hard to breath and miserable. Do you think I have something worse then a cold...? I m almost positive I have bronchitis. Ps- I do smoke an it Does seem to get even worse when I do that. Thanks Callie
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Urologist 's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts you have stated it appears that you have got a Viral Infection of the Upper Respiratory Tract..Please get your X-ray chest and Blood test( Haemogram) done to rule out Bronchitis..The feeling of tightness in the chest is due to thick secretions of the bronchi.
Take some antibiotics like Amoxycillin along with mucus liquefying drugs like Bromhexine and hot fomentation for a week.It should resolve in a week.Avoid smoking till you recover completely.
Answered: Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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