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What causes frequent chest infection with tight chest?

Im 37 2m tall ive been quite healthy all my life.and my family are all healthy people.4 the past year ive been getting 5 chest infections.as soon as antibiotics up.3 weeks later it return.now im sitting with tight chest no coughing or weezy.what can it be
Mon, 11 Apr 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Recurrent chest infection can cause inflammatory changes in lungs.
And this can lead to post infectious bronchitis.
This kind of bronchitis will not cause coughing or wheezing.
But it will cause chest tightness, pressure, discomfort in chest etc.
So better to get done PFT (pulmonary function test). It will tell you about severity of the bronchitis and treatment is based on severity only.
You will mostly improve with inhaled bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS).
To prevent Recurrent lung infection, it is advisable to take adult pulmonary vaccines like pneumococcal (every five years) and influenza (annually).
So consult pulmonologist and discuss all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What causes frequent chest infection with tight chest?

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Recurrent chest infection can cause inflammatory changes in lungs. And this can lead to post infectious bronchitis. This kind of bronchitis will not cause coughing or wheezing. But it will cause chest tightness, pressure, discomfort in chest etc. So better to get done PFT (pulmonary function test). It will tell you about severity of the bronchitis and treatment is based on severity only. You will mostly improve with inhaled bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). To prevent Recurrent lung infection, it is advisable to take adult pulmonary vaccines like pneumococcal (every five years) and influenza (annually). So consult pulmonologist and discuss all these. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.