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Difficulty breathing

Hello, last week I was in Peru, on friday went to Cusco so I could visit Machu Pichu, which I did on sunday. Yesterady when I got back home (live in a tropical country) i started experiencing difficulty breathing, reason why I did not want to eat cause it made it difficult. Todfay still i feel the same way?

Could this be any sign of something dangerous? Or, could this be just a type of jet lag, coming from a chilly weather to a hot weather, ot the change in altitude?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Difficulty breathing could occur due to changes in altitude. But it could also be due to causes like lung infections or Asthma. With an infection you are likely to have fever and cough. With Asthma you could have chest tightness and cough. Only further evaluation with X rays and lung function tests could help diagnose. To find a cure you need to consult your primary care physician for proper assessment.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thank you very much. I actually went to a doctor, because i also had a fever, sore throat. he said I had pharynigitis, and neubolliced me to clear the nasal pasages, which made it feel much better.
I have one question, due to my low grade fever (100.4 F) and sore throat, could this be related to an upper respiratoy unfection, even if I did not have runny nose nor cough?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Yes the pharyngitis, low grade fever and sore throat could be referred to as an upper respiratory infection. But nebulization is to relieve bronchospasm, which occurs in the lower respiratory tract. An infection which is upper respiratory could progress to become a lower respiratory infection.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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