If you are looking for the treatment of chest infection from your home, our doctors can help you online. Usually, chest infection gets better and mild on their own, but in severe cases, this can lead to significant health problems.
You can get the appointment 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm on your tablet, computer, and smartphones and can also get help anytime you need.
Chest infection is a common condition, which occurs after getting caught by the flu or cold. People usually get chest infection during the month of winter. Mostly it lasts for a few days and gets better without medication, but in serious cases, it can lead to severe health problems.
Common signs and symptoms for chest infection may include:
Wheezing and coughing
Coughing up blood or phlegm
Shortness of breath
Feeling confused and dazed
Chest infection usually lasts for a week, but can also persist for three weeks.
In this condition, you should visit a doctor for further advice or treatment.
Chest infections usually clearChest infections usually clear up on their its own , within a few days or week. A person with chest infection should try to keep themselves hydrated and should get plenty of rest to speed up recovery.
If symptoms are severe or not getting better, you should discuss it with your GP. Maybe you are in a risk group, such as:
Babies or young children
Cancer treatment or recent transplant weakens your immune system, so people with such treatments should immediately visit doctors
People with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease
If you are coughing up blood or find parts of your lips or skin with a blue tinge, then you should visit a doctor immediately. Although these symptoms are not common, they indicate that the chest infection is severe and you need medical treatment.
When airways of lungs get attacked by bacteria or viruses, it causes chest infection. Bronchitis and Pneumonia are the most common types of chest infection and are typical spreads by inhaling virus and bacteria that somebody has sneezed or coughed. This chest infection can affect anyone, anytime and anywhere. It is riskier if your immune system is already weak.
As the timeline for chest infection is only a few days, you should try to avoid taking medicines in this timeline. However, coughing can help in clearing the phlegm from lungs and can also help in overcoming infection.
Furthermore, chest infection can mould itself and can also take multiple forms, and there is no treatment that is one size fits all. In other words, doctors do not prescribe antibiotics in bronchitis (typically caused by a virus), whereas it is prescribed in cases of pneumonia.
If your chest infection is not getting better, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Our doctors can help you in diagnoses of your chest infection, can discuss symptoms, prescribe medicines, and can also recommend a treatment according to your infection