The Daily Chemist's Suggestion on World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia can vary in seriousness from mild to severe. Therefore, on World Pneumonia Day, we here are with the Pneumonia symptoms so that you can reach out to your doctor as soon as possible if you have the signs and symptoms.
BRACKNELL, U.K. - Nov. 11, 2022 - PRLog -- Pneumonia is an infectious disease that causes swelling and inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs; it can be in one lung or both. These pus-filed air sacs result in causing difficulty breathing, cough with phlegm or pus, chills, and fever.

Different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi, can cause Pneumonia. Pneumonia can vary in seriousness from mild to severe. It is most serious in infants and young children, people with a weakened immune system and heart conditions, and people above the age of 65.

Symptoms of Pneumonia

The signs and symptoms of Pneumonia may range from mild to life-threatening, relying upon the factors, such as your overall health, age, and the germ causing the infection. Mild Pneumonia symptoms are often similar to that of a cold and flu. However, they last for a long time.

The following are the Pneumonia symptoms-

Chest pain that gets worse when you cough
Shortness of breath
Shaking chills
Nausea or vomiting
Cough producing phlegm

Low body temperature than usual, particularly in people with weak immune systems and those who are above the age of 65.

Newborn babies and infants may not show any Pneumonia signs and symptoms. However, the common detectable symptoms of Pneumonia in infants are vomiting, tiredness, difficulty breathing and eating, cough, and fever.

When should you reach your doctor?

You must see your doctor if you have severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, coughing with phlegm, and persistent fever that reaches 102 F or 39 C.

The following groups of people are at more risk of experiencing severe Pneumonia. Therefore, they should reach out to the doctor as soon as possible when they notice any of the Pneumonia symptoms.

These people are-
Children younger than 2 years of age
People above the age of 65
People with a weakened immune system
People going through chemotherapy

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