Ask an expert

10 Aug 2010

tight chest and no voice for second week
Hi there Doc,

I finished two sets of antibiotics and still not feeling any better, instead my chest is so tight especially in the evening, I can''t talk and I am working in a client facing can I get rid of this flue, the pleghm feels like a block of wind in my chest and I can''t lie on my back...
Answer 561 views

01 Jan 0001

Hi Anon
You may have bronchospasm (spasm of the small airways), caused by the irritation of the infection and you may need something to open up your chest. These medications can however cause jitteryness and palpitations, so please see your doctor for an examination and prescription of the right dosage. I also wonder if you don't need a x/ray or lungfunction test, as it sounds as if the infection is still not cleared up. Many patients battle with a persistant infection this season.
dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9324 votes
67% - 18749 votes