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can you have pneumonia without a cough

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible, unlikely: It's possible to have pneumonia without fever, but unlikely. Probably just bronchitis. However, other things could cause this, including potentially s ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: Physical exam and possibly chest x-ray may be necessary, but this will depend upon the clinical history and findings by your doctor.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Your child maybe breathing fast, or a fever. And, if old enough, nay complain of trouble breathing.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: I would recommend seeing your PCP and having a sputum analysis performed, including cytology on three separate samples. In the meantime, the American ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain not only sympto: The chest pain you have been associated with cough, shortness of breath,fever, nausea/vomiting, head ache, fatigue etc. In your case it could be costo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cough: Cough is a symptom with many possible causes. Pneumonia is only one and not even the most common. Chest cough assumes that it stems from the chest.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pneumonia: Viral illnesses can leave you more susceptible to developing bacterial infections to include pneumonia. Not everyone who has a prolonged cough will de ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor: You do not say how old your baby is or what symptoms they have other than cough. If there is any doubt in your mind about how ill your baby is you ar ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bananas ok: Bananas are good kid nutrition at any point a baby is willing to eat after the introduction of foods. They do not promote cough.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Could be a while: Unfortunately a cough that results from significant lung infection like pneumonia can last from a couple of weeks to even several months. The other ... Read More

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