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do you always have a fever with pneumonia

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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually: Pneumonia is generally described as a febrile illness with a cough and a chest x-ray finding consistent with infection in one or more lobes of the lun ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Bacterial pneumonia: Bacterial pneumonia generally has a fever. And a cough, which produces a lot of phlegm. There may be other signs as well - difficulty breathing, pain ... Read More
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Several Things...: How do you know she has pneumonia? You mention she is "winded" Does she have asthma? Is there a family history of asthma or allergies? Is she immu ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host respon ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: However, cough, coughing fits, foul looking, foul smelling or blood streaked sputum, are not uncommon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: There are no specific symptoms in patients with pneumonia that are present all the time, including fever. Whether you mount a fever or not depends on ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, i see it all the time. Especially if you are immune compromised. Btw i'm originally from your neck of the woods. I went to port jefferson high sc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
May persist weeks: It is not uncommon for a cough from pneumonia linger for a couple of weeks after the fever and other symptoms disappear. The cough is part of the "cl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Certainly possible!

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