An infection of the lungs or major airways is known as a chest infection. Some chest infections are minor and go away on their own, but others are serious and can be fatal.
Colds or flu are frequently followed by chest infections.
The following are the key signs and symptoms:
- a chesty cough – green or yellow mucus may be coughed up, wheezing, and shortness of breath
- a chesty cough – green or yellow mucus may be coughed up
- shorthness of breath and wheezing
- discomfort or chest pain
- muscles aching
These symptoms might be bothersome, but they normally go away on their own after approximately seven to ten days.
Coughing and mucous can linger for up to three weeks.
If you have a chest infection, a pharmacist can help.
Your pharmacist can recommend decongestants to help release the mucus in your lungs and make coughing easier.
Coughing up mucus aids in the removal of the illness from your lungs.
Alternatively we at Manchester Pharmacy and Health Clinic can see you for a private booking.