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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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Hi, is this a bot or an actual person? Just asking
JA: Yes, I'm a bot. I make the process of talking to the Doctor more efficient and affordable by asking basic questions. Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have not seen a doctor yet I have taken some parcetmols I had throat infection But right now my throat is better but I feel as if my chest is getting inflamed and heavy
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you have a cough?
Customer: A week
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I would just like to get better asap
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Since when are throat infection and inflamed/heavy chest?

Were a Covid and rapid strep test done?

Do you have a fever, shortness of breath, acid reflux/heartburn?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I am a male, 25 years.
I had inflammation in throat, making swallowing very painful. Past week I would say. After home remedies of drinking hot water, gargling with salt water and Turmeric powder, steam inhalation. It is better, but I feel my chest is getting heavy. Scared if it will turn into a chest infection.
COVID test negative.
I did have slight temperature at one point, but now I'm okay. Shortness of breath little was observed. Not now though. No reflux or heartburn though.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I would like to call, but I don't have that much money, 34 pounds is alot. Sorry doctor
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Btw, I did take a few paracetamols in between. Just to let you know
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Since your throat is better and you have just chest heaviness, this is not likely to be bronchitis or pneumonia. The following measures are likely to help you;

1) Rest

2) Plenty of liquids

3) Vitamin C and Zinc supplement.

4) Probiotics.

5) Lemon water (warm) with honey.

6) Ibuprofen/Paracetamol.

7) Deep breathing exercises.

8) Menthol steam inhalation.

9) Warm mist humidifier in the room.

If your symptoms persist or you develop shortness of breath or cough, you may consider a chest x-ray for the evaluation.

A heating pad on the chest wall would be soothing.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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