How do I know if I have a chest infection?

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asked May 22, 2020 in Other- Health by greenyglute (1,180 points)
How do I know if I have a chest infection?

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answered Jun 4, 2020 by xzidal (1,470 points)
The most common signs and symptoms of a chest infection are if you start coughing up green or yellow mucus.

Another way to know if you may have a chest infection besides the green or yellow mucus is you may have wheezing and shortness of breath. chest pain or discomfort. a high temperature of 104 F or above.

If you think you have a chest infection you should see a doctor because you will need antibiotics to treat the chest infection to help it go away.

Some other common signs and symptoms of a chest infection are feeling confused and disorientated, rapid heartbeat, chest pain and/or tightness in the chest, breathlessness or rapid and shallow breathing and also a persistent cough that gets worse or does not go away.

If you do have a chest infection it sometimes may go away on it's own but it's best to see a doctor about the chest infection and get some antibiotics because in rare cases chest infections can become more serious.

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