This is commonly known as ‘acute bronchitis’. 

This is the infection of the bronchi in the lungs. It is known as a lower respiratory tract infection. 

You may be at increased risk and need immediate antibiotics if you are:

More than 80 years old and have one of the following risks:

  • Hospitalized in past year
  • Taking oral steroids
  • Diabetic
  • You have congestive heart failure

Or, if you are more than 65 years old and have 2 of the above risk factors. 

 

Symptoms of chest infection

  • Coughing 
  • Phlegm
  • Wheezing 
  • Shortness of breath 

 

Treatment of chest infection

  • Antibiotics
  • Cough mixtures
  • Pain relief 
  • Inhalers 

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