Chest Infections

Chest infection, pneumonia, bronchitis

Chest infection, pneumonia, bronchitis


A “chest infection” is a bacterial, viral or mixed infection of either the two lungs in the chest and, or of the airways that connect from the lungs up into our throat—these airways are called the bronchial tubes.

An infection of the bronchial tubes is called Bronchitis. Infection of the lungs themselves is called Pneumonia.

Chest infections can be short term (acute) or long term (chronic). Sometimes these infections can develop into serious conditions needing strong or emergency treatment.

Chest infections can develop from the common cold, especially in elderly or immune compromised people.

Cigarette smoking causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes that can then lead to Bronchitis.

Chest infections can be easily transmitted by coughing, sneezing and even saliva and mucous from the infection.


Symptoms of a chest infection can include:

  • Coughing up colored mucus
  • Fast breathing or difficulty in breathing
  • Raised temperature and sweating
  • Pain
  • Whole body aches
  • Vomiting




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This treatment can be tried if the infectious condition has failed to be treated successfully or is persistent with conventional GP prescribed or hospital treatments, the patient has a history of allergic reactions to antibiotics or other prescribed pharmaceutical medications, or has chosen not to receive conventional antibiotic nor antiviral therapy.