What are the symptoms of Pneumonia?


Pneumonia is caused by infection of the viruses or bacteria and also by fungi and parasites. The sign of the diseases is a dry cough, chest pain, fever, and trouble breathing, depending on the fundamental cause. 

The term pneumonia is referred for the condition of resulting in inflammation of the lungs which is caused including by autoimmune diseases, chemical burns or drug reactions. The symptoms of the pneumonia are dependent upon your age and health.

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The general symptoms of the Pneumonia are discussed below

  • A cough with some pneumonia greenish or yellow saliva, or even bloody saliva.
  • Fever can be slight or high 
  • Shaking chills
  • Shortness of breath, that can  happen when a person climb stairs
  • Sharp or severe chest pain that gets worse when during breathe deeply or cough
  • Head pain
  • Excessive sweating and clammy skin
  • Loss of hunger, low energy, and tiredness
  •  Severe symptoms of pneumonia in children may blue-tinged skin, unwillingness to drink, convulsions, continuing vomiting, extremes of temperature, or a decreased level of consciousness.
  • Confusion, especially in an older age of people.

The symptoms of pneumonia are depending upon on whether is bacterial or viral.

  • The symptom of initial bacterial pneumonia is the temperature of the skin can increase as high as 105 degrees F. This pneumonia can cause extra sweating, and quickly rise in breathing and pulse rate. Lips and nailbeds may be in bluish in color because of the lack of oxygen in the blood. A mental state of the patient may be confused or unconscious.
  • In viral pneumonia, the signs of the disease are same as influenza symptoms including fever, a dry cough, headache, pain in the muscle, and weakness. In between 12 and 36 hours, there is increasing breathlessness including a cough becomes worse which produces a small amount of saliva. It may be a high fever and may be blueness of the lips.


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