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Colored phlegm,fever: A cough productive of colored (yellow/green or other colors) phlegm. Elderly patients often do not have fever. Other signs to look for are rapid heart rate, chest pain. Prompt treatment of pneumonia with antibiotics and diagnosis with chest exam/chest xray is important. Additional risk factors such as underlying disease of smoking/hypertension/diabetes make someone more prone to infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a viral or bacteria infection in the air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. In adults this can be at the base of the lobes in the lungs. Symptoms include cough fever and sometime rib pain called pleuritic pain. When listening with a stethoscope you would hear a crackle sound at the base of the lungs called rales. Chest xray would show patchiness or infiltrates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive lying on b: Hypostatic pnumonia occurs in old and weak patients due to excessive lying in bed.It is the result of collection of fluid in the dorsal area of the lungs symptoms are 1discomfort or tightness in chest 2shallow breathibg 3cough 4spitting up mucus, sometimes with a little blood 5fever 6cyanosis(blue tinge in skin and mucous membranes) if not recognized and treated can end in respiratory failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more
What are the signs of pneumonia? Had cold a month and a half. Currently taking chemotherapy, can't always take the prescribed meds, makes me drowsy
Sx: Bronchits, pneumonia have similar symptoms. Cough, fever, wheezing. And other sx. You dont have to have all symptoms this is something we need to see you, exam you, do proper testing if indicated and treat accordingle. Reading on the internet is good, but medical consultation is essential. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia? I had a acute bronchitis and after a month I still cough. I only cough in the morning & night other than that I feel fine...
Persistent cough: Persistent cough can be from a number of conditons, including post-nasal drip, allergies, infection, and acid reflux. If you notice the cough more when you are lying flat (night and morning), you may have acid reflux. I would consider this as a potential for your persistent cough. Viral cough can weeks, even if infection is clear so you may need to just give it more time. Discuss with your PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2yrs ago, I had pleurusy post pneumonia. The pain was very severe. Over the last month, I have had the same stabbing pains, but not as severe, nor have I been ill. Could it be pleurisy? What warning signs should I look for to say I need medical help?
Gastroparesis &Pneum: Gastroparesis is delayed emptying of food from stomach into intestines, which increases the chances of food coming up the esophagus as reflux. This can lead to its aspiration into the airways, causing symptoms such as cough, congestion, throat pain, frequent pneumonias etc. Gastroparesis can lead to sensation of full stomach, heaviness, bloating etc. ...Read more
Have history of aspiration pneumonia. My face sweats profusely when I wake up, is this a sign I'm getting sick again?
Why has my breathing gotten very difficult? Could it be a sign of pneumonia? It's not my asthma because my inhalers were unhelpful.
Maybe: A person with asthma can worsen for many reasons, a lung infection like pneumonia is one. Severe asthma attacks may be less responsive to inhalers, this does not mean that asthma is not responsible, just that the airway inflammation is bad enough that it needs additional therapy plus the inhalers. Someone with this problem needs to seek medical attention, and if severe symptoms should go to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have broncitis. When i lay in my back my chest has a horrible rattle & i cough so bad i can't catch my breath. Is this a sign of pneumonia ?
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