It started off as a minor sore throat, nothing that really bothered me and a bit of a stuffy nose. Within two days both of those were replaced with chest congestion, tightness, and a wet cough producing green phlegm. Now its been about 5 days of wheezing and this cough i can feel the congestion deep down in my lungs. When i breathe i can feel the phlegm and mucus and i wheeze when i exhale. It is usually worse at night before i go to sleep. Im not quite sure If i should go see my doctor.
You should definitely see your doctor. Your description indicates that you definitely have acute bronchitis and probably have community acquired pneumonia. The green phlegm suggests that the infection is bacterial and would almost certainly be responsive to an antibiotic. The wheezing could be due to the bronchitis and/or aggravation of underlying asthma, but in either case, it is an indicator that the infection is compromising your respiration and that too is serious.
Unless you are decidedly better when you receive this response, you should see your doctor without further delay.
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