Every year, nearly a billion people suffer from chest colds in the United States. Also known as acute bronchitis, chest cold is caused by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes in the lungs. Unlike a common cold or a head cold that affects the nasopharyngeal area of the upper respiratory tract, chest colds affect the lower respiratory tract.
The constriction of these tubes that carry air to the lungs along with the production of mucus can lead to chest pain, wheezing, cough with mucus, mild headaches, muscle aches, sore throat, low-grade fever, and constant fatigue.
Chest colds are most often caused by viruses. This is the reason that many antibiotics fail to work for the ches