Chest infections are infections of the lungs or large airways. You can sometimes get them after having a cold or flu.
Symptoms of a chest infection include a chesty cough, wheezing, a high temperature and aching muscles.
A chest infection will usually get better by itself if you get plenty of rest. A GP may prescribe antibiotics if it's caused by a bacterial infection.
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