After a bad cold or an upper airway infection, your lower airways are more vulnerable. Bacteria or viruses may overwhelm your immune defenses and pneumonia can strike. Pneumonia accounts for more than 4 million deaths annually, and elderly adults, along with infants and children under 4 years old, are most at risk for developing this lung infection. As a result, it’s important to look out for the common signs and symptoms and seek treatment for pneumonia as soon as any develop. What are the symptoms of pneumonia? Keep reading to find out!
What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?
The symptoms of pneumonia can vary from mild to severe and may include one or more of the following:
- Cough, which may produce mucus or phlegm.
- Chest pain when you breathe or cough.
- Confusion or changes in mental awareness.
- Fever, sweating, and chills.
- Lower than normal body temperature.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Shortness of breath.
Where Can I Receive Treatment for Pneumonia?
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms, it’s essential that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Luckily, you can receive top-notch treatment for pneumonia in the comfort of your home by contacting All County Health Care, Inc. Our Medicare certified home health agency will work with both you and your physician in order to provide quality pneumonia treatments and home health care services that meet your medical and personal needs in a compassion manner. Call one of our case managers today to learn more!