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Can you have a chest infection without having a cough ?

(4 Posts)
olaflikeswarmhugs Wed 04-Jun-14 19:42:41

I have a stuffed/runny nose
The sneezes
My whole body aches
A bit of breathlessness and my chest feels intermittently tight

I thought I just had a cold but when my chest started feeling tight my mum thought I may have a chest infection but I don't have a cough . I'm supposed to be on a training course tomorrow and have to drive an hour away and I'm sitting here trying to make my mind up wether to go on the course and see how I am or phone the dr in the morning

olaflikeswarmhugs Wed 04-Jun-14 21:26:30


OfficerVanHalen Wed 04-Jun-14 21:33:11

Well I dunno, but you sound too ill to do a two hour round trip and a training course, and I would be really fucked off if I caught whatever it is... Get to the doctor! I had a chest infection over Christmas and I have NEVER felt so ill, I have felt sprightlier with norovirus, and it lasted over two weeks. You would be a tit to try and power through IMO.

OfficerVanHalen Wed 04-Jun-14 21:35:33

^^that was supposed to sound more sympathetic than it did. Sorry flowers I just wanted to convey my new found respect for chest infections - I usd to think they were just bad coughs, but it turns out that i am an idiot who doesn't know anything, and in fact they are to coughs what flu is to colds.

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