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What are the signs of pneumonia?
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Cough, fever
Symptoms & signs of pneumonia include cough, usually producing sputum; fever; chest wall pain; shortness of breath; wheezing; & malaise.
You don't have to have all the symptoms to have pneumonia.

In brief: Cough, fever
Symptoms & signs of pneumonia include cough, usually producing sputum; fever; chest wall pain; shortness of breath; wheezing; & malaise.
You don't have to have all the symptoms to have pneumonia.
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