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Hi....Dr Hayat here... May I please know your age and gender?
Ok. Have you had or have been having any other health conditions?
Any meds you are on for this condition or any other illnesses?
Are you a smoker?
Any fever , chest pain or shortness of breath ?
Have you had your covid vaccination?
Any recent xray or covid test?
Please bear with me while I type the answer
1. It could be pneumonia or simply a bronchitis...
2. You need an xray, few bloods and sputum cultures ..
3. You need to be on an antibiotic..either azithromycin or coamoxiclav..will end a GP prescription.
4. The best way forward is to walk into A&E and they will sort out all of the above stuff...
Only an xray can differentiate between a pneumonia and bronchitits..
Anything else you need to ask or that I can help you with?
Yes as I said it's either pneumonia or bronchitis. Treatment is more or less the same..
You shouldn't be.
Pleasure. Please feel free to contact if you have any further queries or need to follow up afterwards. Best wishes