Archive for December, 2009
Symptoms and Complications
Symptoms of pneumonia vary depending on its cause and the overall health of the person affected.
Pneumonia still causes a cough, and it is often productive, that is to say, it comes with sputum. Sputum of a reddish brown, green or yellow can be a sign of infection bacteria. Clear and whitish sputum is a possible indicator of mycoplasma.
In bacterial pneumonia, lung, in whole or in part, slowly fill with liquid ; This is called consolidation. Some bacterial lung infections in just hours. There is usually a high fever that sometimes reached 40.9 ° C (105 ° F).
Here are other possible symptoms of bacterial pneumonia:
- shortness of breath;
- delirium (confusion),
- a very bad breath
- muscle pain,
- pain in the chest, especially deep breathing,
- a blue lips and nail beds due to lack of oxygen in the blood. Read the rest of this entry »