Can a chest infection go away itself?

A chest infection can sometimes go away on its own, particularly if it is caused by a virus. However, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a chest infection, as some can be caused by bacteria and may require antibiotics to clear up.

Additionally, if the chest infection is severe or if you have underlying health conditions, it may require treatment to prevent complications.

It’s also important to take care of yourself while you’re recovering, such as getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids to stay hydrated, and avoiding smoking, pollution or allergens that may aggravate your symptoms. Over the counter medication such as ibuprofen or paracetamol can help with the fever and pain.