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Colds and flu

Question
Posted by: Cathy | 2018/08/16

Q.

When is it an emergency, or do i just need to rest?

I had the flu 3 weeks ago iwas given atibiotic and ventolin after i recovered i had a cough that persisted to a dry cough gradually worsening i went to another doctor who gave me symbicort and forte to sleep at night , i have this heavy feeling around my left rib cage , shallow breathing , am shivering though there seems to be no fever and my arms feel weak

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2018/08/20

Hi Cathy

The symptoms that you are still experiencing are definitely worrying and I think that you should go to the doctor as soon as possible. It is likely that you could have pneumonia, or infection of the pleura surrounding the lungs, or even inflammation of the pericardium surrounding the heart. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. 

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