Doctors Lounge - Chest Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Chest Answers List

Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: complications with resperatory infection

 evae - Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:33 pm

Two days ago I came down with cold like symptoms. Sense then I am coughing up white phlem, have a bad headache,Runny nose with thin clear mucus, joint/muscle aches, chills, fever with purfuse sweating, fatigue, and pain upon inhaling. This pain is on both sides, but worse on the right. It is felt in the chest and in the back as well. If I hold my breath after inhaling it still hurts. If I hold my breath after exhalin it does not hurt. What could be going on?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:50 pm

User avatar Hi Evae,

There are a few possibilities. It may be that you have a severe viral infection such as influenza. It may also be that you have developed a secondary bacterial infection such as pneumonia.

If you don't feel better in the next day or so, or if you feel worse, I would recommend you see your doctor.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us