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Shortness of Breath in Adults

Acute bronchitis or pneumonia caused by a viral or bacterial infection can make you short of breath. Typical symptoms include

  • cough, especially at night

  • fever

  • production of yellow or green phlegm.

During the past several days, have you developed any of these symptoms suggestive of bronchitis or a lung infection?

Yes, I have symptoms suggestive of an infection.

No, I have no symptoms suggestive of an infection.

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