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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Need treatment for shortness of breath with chest infection

HI i am 25 male, i had a chest infection over 3 weeks ago, ever since then i have always been short of breath when walking a short distance or walking up stairs, i also have slow gradual left side central chest pain and my left calf i have pain feels like so deep down in my caf
Wed, 26 Aug 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your situation and problem.
There are two possibilities in your case.
1. Non resolving chest infection
2. Post infectious bronchitis.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system, chest x ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Chest x ray is needed to rule out chest infection.
PFT is needed for the diagnosis of bronchitis.
You may need antibiotics, inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
So better to first diagnose yourself and then start appropriate treatment.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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