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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases
|sk8ermikey - Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:31 pm||
i got sick on late november with headache, lightheaded and chest chestion. it got better till i went snowboarding on the 10th. then it took its turn for the worst and got really lighthead and sick. so i went to the doctors and said i had bronicitus and the is the secind medaction i got and it diidnt work. so i got better and then went to school and took a turn for the worst agian :evil:, so now im sick agian lightheaded, and chest congestion and cant lose it.
any suggestions, like how to treat it, also is it a vuris?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:05 pm||
I do not understand well what do you mean by having lung congestion.
If my guess is correct, Viral infection and pleurisy is more likely to be the cause of your complaints.
Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, the double layered membrane that covers the lung.
The condition is due to viral infection in most of the cases. In such cases there are also other symptoms of viral infection like headache, fever and muscle aches.
It usually lasts from a few days to 2 weeks.
The pain is felt like sharp pain on one side or less commonly in both sides, it increases with deep breath. The pain usually stops once you hold your breath and result in rapid, shallow breathing.
The condition gradually improves with rest, plenty of fluid. NSAID can help reduce the pain.
I advise you to follow up with your doctor. Only by complete history and physical examination, the correct diagnosis can be reached.
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