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Symptoms of Chest Cold

Symptoms of Chest Cold: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of chest colds vary between individuals depending on a variety of factors. These include age, general health, medical history, and the presence of complications.

Chest colds are the result of a viral infection, bacterial infection or exposure to air pollutants. These causes result in inflammation of the airways of the lungs and in typical symptoms. Symptoms include shortness of breath, especially with exertion, and a loose cough that produces large amount of phlegm or mucus. People with a chest cold may also have wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing), fever, fatigue, and chest tightness or chest pain that occurs with coughing.

A serious complication of a chest cold is the development of pneumonia, which can be life threatening in some people. People at risk for developing pneumonia include infants, the elderly, smokers, and people who have other respiratory diseases, such as asthma or emphysema. Symptoms of pneumonia include shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, fatigue.

People who have repeated episodes of a chest cold may develop asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD, a serious ongoing and progressive lung disease....more about Chest Cold »

Symptoms of Chest Cold

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chest Cold includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chest Cold. This signs and symptoms information for Chest Cold has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Chest Cold signs or Chest Cold symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chest Cold may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Chest Cold symptoms.


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