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Get cold often, fever, hoarseness, shortness of breath, chest tightness. What could it be?

Hi! Im a guy ( 18) years old, and I have an issue. For about one week ago I got a cold . I had sympthomes such as fever , hoarseness, and other cold sympthomes. I went to practice after 2 days of total rest and practiced lightly, around 60%. Now I feel short of breath, chest tightness. What could it be? Is it common to have breathing problems during a cold? And I don t have asthma or any lung/heart disseases.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
The onset of these symptoms especially under cold conditions could still suggest an asthmatic or allergic terrain. It s true you do not have a history of asthma. Bt it would be worth investigating and knowing whether you don not have a family history of asthma or other allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis and conjonctivitis.
A clinical examination in search of wheezes and other respiratory symptoms lung lung crackles and a condensation syndrome could be important.
Blood tests could reveal either raised white blood cells suggesting an infection or high eosinophil bloods counts, pointing to an allergic or asthmatic terrain.
A chest X ray could be useful in ascertaining the nature of the lung tissue and size and aspect of the heart. Lung volume measurements could be asked to ascertain and further investigate asthma.
Consulting a pulmonologist for proper evaluation and management is my advice.
thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 15 May 2013
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