6 signs of "quiet" pneumonia that cannot be missedPictolic
Most of the colds and respiratory infections pass easily and end quickly, but, unfortunately, sometimes upper respiratory tract diseases can turn into pneumonia. And, what is especially dangerous, in some cases it is not so easy to recognize pneumonia right away. Here are the six main signs of latent pneumonia that will help identify the disease as quickly as possible and take action. Pneumonia is sometimes disguised as ARVI.
The first thing that should alert you is a rapid heart rate. Measure your pulse, and if it is higher than 100 beats per minute, consult a doctor — you may have pneumonia.
If the infection passes into the lungs, chest pains may appear. Most likely, you feel unpleasant sensations and even pain during coughing attacks, but if the pain does not go away after the attack, contact your doctor urgently. Maybe the infection is spreading to the lungs!
Actually, a cough in which sputum is separated is rather good, as it helps the body get rid of mucus. But if the cough is constantly wet, sputum goes away, but does not bring a feeling of relief (at least for a short time), you need to see a doctor as soon as possible — an exhausting cough can be a symptom of pneumonia.
If the sputum that comes out with a cough is stained with blood or just has a rusty tinge, this is a sign that the infection has entered the lungs. Urgently consult a doctor — this is a very serious sign.
Chills and high fever are the surest sign of pneumonia. Do not ignore it and do not "knock down" the high temperature - immediately consult a doctor.
Difficult or shallow, shallow breathing is another symptom of pneumonia, which it is important not to miss. As a rule, it appears when the infection has already spread quite deep into the lungs and a doctor's ambulance is required. Otherwise, enough oxygen will stop entering the bloodstream and dizziness and even loss of consciousness may occur.