Chest infections are very common during autumn and winter or after a cold or the flu. While most infections will get better in their own time, there can be situations where they can cause problems. In these instances, you need to be checked out by our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa.
The most common chest infection symptoms include:
An infection of the large airways in your lungs (known as acute bronchitis) usually clears without any complications and should not require medical treatment. Occasionally, the infection can travel to the lung tissue to cause a more severe lung infection known as pneumonia.
If you develop pneumonia and are well enough to be looked after at home, your outlook is excellent. Our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa will check in on you to assess your condition regularly and make sure your body is healing and recovering as it should. If you need to be looked after in hospital, the outlook is still usually good - but not quite as good.
Cases of pneumonia can be more complicated if you suffer from a long-term illness such as lung disease, heart disease or diabetes. But, with the right care from our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa, you should make a full recovery.
A mild case of acute bronchitis should get better by itself, so there's no need to see GP. However, if you have asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you should call our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa as soon as you notice the first symptoms. That way, we can accurately assess your condition and give you the right recommendations, taking into consideration your existing medication.
Even if you do not suffer from a long-term respiratory condition, there are specific symptoms that should flag as serious warnings. These can include:
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should make sure you get seen by our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa as soon as possible. This way, you can reduce your risk of further complications and identify if an underlying problem is causing your infection.
Remember, our GP home doctor service for chest infections in La Alcaidesa is highly trained and will make sure you get the help, advice and care you need to treat your chest infection.