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Symptoms of Pneumonia

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5 Things you must know about pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia

At the end of the breathing tubes in your lungs are clusters of tiny air sacs. If you have pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill up with fluid. The symptoms of pneumonia can develop suddenly over 24 to 48 hours, or they may come on more slowly over several days.

5 Things you must know about pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia

Common symptoms of pneumonia include:

 

-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

-rapid heartbeat

-fever

-feeling generally unwell

-sweating and shivering

-loss of appetite

-chest pain – which gets worse when breathing or coughing

 

Less common symptoms include:

 

=coughing up blood (haemoptysis)

-headaches

-fatigue

-nausea or vomiting

-wheezing

-joint and muscle pain

-feeling confused and disorientated, particularly in elderly people

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5 Things you must know about pneumonia

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