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What are the symptoms of pneumonia in adults that doctors will help?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia in adults that doctors will help?

Cough, SOB,fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. If its caused by a bacteria doctors will prescribe antibiotics that can usually cure the infection and lead to resolution of all symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more

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Can adults have walking pneumonia and not know it? What are symptoms? Can you have light cough, throat congestion , fatigue light shortness breath?

Can adults have walking pneumonia and not know it?  What are symptoms? Can you have light cough, throat congestion , fatigue light  shortness breath?

Walking pneumonia.: Rather than hitting you like a ton of bricks like a typical pneumonia, walking (atypical) pneumonia can present with more subtle symptoms that may linger for even weeks before you think they may be deserving of medical attention. The symptoms you have described may be deserving of attention. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of pneumonia last?

How long do the symptoms of pneumonia last?

Depends upon degree : Pneumonias can vary from minor to severe. Minor infections might be cleared up in a week while severe pneumonias may require months for recovery. If there is a lot of lung destruction there may not be full recovery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonia or walking pneumonia. ?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia or walking pneumonia. ?

Walking pneumonia.: Rather than hitting you like a ton of bricks like a typical pneumonia, walking (atypical) pneumonia can present with more subtle symptoms that may linger for even weeks before you think they may be deserving of medical attention. May present with a little cough, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fever. Regular pneumonia would have same symptoms, but stronger and more dramatic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonia compared to a deep chest cold?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia compared to a deep chest cold?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia tends to be associated with higher fever, pain with inspiration (taking a deep breath) and an elevated white blood cell count (cells that fight off infection). ...Read more

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I'm having problems breathing, and I have the symptoms of pneumonia. Who do I see?

I'm having problems breathing, and I have the symptoms of pneumonia. Who do I see?

Primary doctor: You should seek care from your primary doctor, or even your lung doctor if you have one. If you have difficulty breathing you might consider utilizing the emergency room. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of pneumonia and the flu the same body is very achy and i'm very tired and coughing?

Are the symptoms of pneumonia and the flu the same body is very achy and i'm very tired and coughing?

Yes: The symptoms of influenza and pneumonia are very similar. Influenza can cause viral pneumonia. Both are characterized by cough, fever, constitutional symptoms and prostration. Influenza in the usa occurs between november and april with the highest incidence in the winter months. Get evaluated by your md. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia?

Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath, chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Pneumonia: Fever, cough, production of sputum, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, and a variety of minor issues. The confirmation, however, is the presence of changes in lung tissue by x-ray. ...Read more

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Can a young adult die of pneumonia?

It could happen.: Sadly that could occur if the pneumonia did not receive prompt medical treatment or if there were further medical complications. ...Read more

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What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

What are the sysptoms for pneumonia?

Here's some: Cough, fever, sputum, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, and chest pain. Symptoms often aren't as obvious in the young or elderly. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

What are early symptoms of pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medical issues. In general each week your symptoms should be better than the last. Intense symptoms including fever & trouble breathing should not be prolonged and indicate need for immediate medical attention. ...Read more