Chest Cold Appointments in Baltimore, MD

Chest colds are common viral infections that affect the airways to the lungs. Inflammation in the bronchial tubes (the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs) can cause mucus, coughing, and breathing difficulties, while the infection can cause fever and fatigue.

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Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care
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Larissa Davis, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
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Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
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Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
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Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

  • Internal medicine
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Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

  • Adult health
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Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

  • Family medicine
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Dr. Spatika Venkatranga, MD

  • Internal medicine
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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
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Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

  • Emergency medicine
  • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
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Ursula White, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

  • Family medicine
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Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
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Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
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  • Baltimore, MD 21230
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Victoria Ajayi, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • 8713 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234
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Monica Orozco Cantillo, NP

  • Family medicine
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About chest cold

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A chest cold - the common name for acute bronchitis - is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs). This inflammation can cause you to cough up thick, discolored mucus.

Acute bronchitis is generally caused by a viral infection, such as a common cold. Symptoms of a chest cold include:

  • Frequent coughing
  • Mucus production
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Headaches and/ or body aches

Most cases of acute bronchitis clear up in 7-10 days. The infection is usually fairly mild and rarely requires medical attention. Even though chest colds are relatively easy to manage, they can be contagious if they have been caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Viral infections are especially common, and cannot be treated with antibiotic medication. Because of this, it is important that you avoid contact with other people and practice good hygiene to reduce the risk of the infection spreading. Germs that cause chest colds can be spread through the air, or via surfaces such as door handles. To prevent infection, or mitigate the spread of infection, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and stay home from work and away from others when you’re sick.

Treatment Options

Treatment for a chest cold varies depending on the severity and cause of the infection. Below is a list of common methods used to treat chest colds. During your appointment, talk to your health care provider about the treatment plan that is right for you.

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