While you may associate pneumonia with a phlegmy cough and a high fever senior citizens suffering from pneumonia may have more mild symptoms. Bacterial pneumonia causes rapid breathing and pulse rates.
It can also start with upper respiratory infections such as a sore throat nasal congestion and cough.
What are the danger signs of pneumonia. The early warning signs of pneumonia may be surprising to you. Adults who survive pneumonia may have worsened exercise ability cardiovascular disease cognitive decline and quality of life months or years. Nausea vomiting or diarrhea.
Pneumonia in the elderly survival rates. Fever sweating and shaking chills. A cough which may be dry or produce thick yellow green brown or blood-stained mucus phlegm difficulty breathing your breathing may be rapid and shallow and you may feel breathless even when resting.
Thats because the infection typically starts with a simple cold. The swelling can also lead to rapid shallow breathing and stabbing chest pain. Cough which may produce greenish yellow or even bloody mucus.
The air sacs may fill up with fluid or pus causing symptoms such as a cough fever chills and trouble breathing. It can have longer term consequences. The signs and symptoms of pneumonia may include.
A study was found that only about one-fifth of caregivers know the danger signs of pneumonia including its two tell-tale symptoms of fast breathing 17 and difficult breathing 21. Pneumonia is characterized in part by swelling and inflammation in your airways. Pneumonia Signs and Symptoms You may miss the early warning signs of pneumonia.
If you or a loved one has the following symptoms you should make an appointment with a doctor to be evaluated for possible pneumonia. Mental confusion ie a change in a persons awareness. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames your lungs air sacs alveoli.
Abnormal body temperature such as fever and chills. If youve noticed several of these signs in a senior seek medical help as soon as possible. It may get worse instead of better within 36 hours with fever getting higher and possibly a blueness around the lips as oxygen levels fall.
A little more than half of children sick with pneumonia receive proper care. Common symptoms of pneumonia include. The most common symptoms of bacterial pneumonia are.
Pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions other than women giving birth. Viral pneumonia symptoms include those similar to flu such as headache muscle aches and headaches fever and a dry cough. Mycoplasma pneumonia is a type of atypical bacteria that may cause a form of pneumonia commonly referred to as walking pneumonia due to its milder symptoms including fatigue sore throat and cough.
A cough with thick yellow green or blood-tinged mucus stabbing chest pain that worsens when coughing or breathing sudden onset of. Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough. While the symptoms may not necessarily be warning signs of pneumonia its better to be on the safe side.
A cough in elders that does not clear up can be a major symptom of pneumonia. Instead of a cough and fever your loved one could. Loss of appetite low energy and fatigue.
This inflammation limits your lungs ability to inhale and exhale which can make breathing particularly difficult. There are also some types of pneumonia that leads to the accumulation of mucus in the lungs.