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have breathlessness, coughing and pain on chest. Taking antibiotics and Deriphyline. Cure?

a month back i had throat infection with mild dull pain in right chest area below breast along with cough. pain spread to left side of chest on lying i had travel plans i survived on pain killer & muscle relaxant and cough syrup . now situation has worsened i had breathlessness , coughing , immense pain on right side which spreads to left chest on sleeping. i m on antibiotics & deriphylline. please help
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Hi drektapandey
before I could comment I would have known about cough, its intensity, colour of sputum....any wheezing sound from the chest, whether chest pain increases on exertion or taking deep breath, coughing etc
Get a chest xray done to rule out any pneumonia, pleural effusion etc. Ecg to rule out cardiac problem. sputum ( for AFB, culture and sensitivity).

you can get to me with your detailed symptomatology

best wishes
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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