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Hi, week ago I started feeling unwell on the Saturday I awoke to a sore throat so took amoxicillin I have subsequently finished the 5 day course today. Anyway by Sunday I got flu/cold like symptoms. Monday was man down sneezing fever etc. since then felt better and seem to be on the mend. Issue is the chest it's very wheezy, never brought anything up. If I push air out then I cough and its sore in my mouth.
Does amoxicillin work for chest issues or do you need another anti biotic like augumentin
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 4 years ago.

Doctor Cameron :

helo

Doctor Cameron :

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Doctor Cameron :

welcome to just answer

Doctor Cameron :

Well, it can take 2 weeks after an infection to feel better

Doctor Cameron :

amoxicillin is not the best medication for chest infection- usually they give augmentin or zithromax

Doctor Cameron :

That being said, if you are having shortness of breath, you may want to take a medication like albuterol- this will help open up the air passages and help you breath better

Doctor Cameron :

usually these types of infections are viral anyway, so antibiotics will not work

Doctor Cameron :

but albuterol will help

Doctor Cameron :

hi did you see what I wrote?

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hello?

Customer :

hi

Customer :

yes saw that i don't have shortness of breathe just wheezy chest

Doctor Cameron :

You can take the albuterol for the wheezy chest.

Doctor Cameron :

you are having wheezing because of spasm and inflammation of the lung passages

Customer : What is ibuterol can u get it over the counter?
Customer : Also the chest wheezing can I play sport this weekend
Doctor Cameron :

Albuterol is something that you need a prescription for.

Doctor Cameron :

You can play sports if you are feeling well enough

Doctor Cameron :

BUt you can also try a cool mist humidifier- that is over the counter and will help open you up

Doctor Cameron :

but albuterol is better

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have an asthma pump does that do same thing? So spasm of chest ok I can play sport
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 4 years ago.
Yes, Greg-
The asthma pump will do the same thing and you can play sport.
If you feel a little winded you may want to take it easy.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok my wife is on my case saying no cause its cold outside, wind chill, if I breathe out hard chest wheezes an ears all blocked up
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 4 years ago.
As mentioned before, you can play sport.
But you feel wheezy then don't - it depends on your symptoms. The cold will aggravate it.