Online Treatment for Chest Infection
If you are looking for the treatment of a chest infection from your home, our doctors can help you online. Usually, chest infection gets better and mild, 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 smartphone and you can also get help anytime you need.
What is Chest Infection?
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.
Symptoms of Chest Infection
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.
Treatment for Chest Infection
Chest infections usually clear up within a few days or a week. A person with a chest infection should try to keep themselves hydrated and get plenty of rest to speed up recovery.
If symptoms are severe or not getting better, you should discuss it with your doctor. Maybe you are in a risk group, such as:
- Babies or young children
- Pregnant women
- Overweight people
- 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 cough up blood or find parts of your lips or skin with a blue tinge, you should visit a doctor immediately. Although these symptoms are not common, they indicate that the chest infection is severe and needs medical treatment
Causes of Chest Infection
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.
Do you need Medical treatment or Cough Medicines for Chest Infection?
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