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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

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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?

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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