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What are the symptoms of Bronchial Pneumonia?


Pneumonia can be caused by two types of organisms: bacteria and viruses. Bronchial pneumonia is when the pneumonia spreads to several patches in one or both lungs

Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia:
1. Fever: > 38.3 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Chills -- sudden onset
3. Cough -- dry
4. Cough -- productive with sputum that has a rusty color. It may be thick and have a pinkish tone or blood specks (Streptococcus p.). In Aspiration p. sputum may be foul- smelling and green. Pseudomonas p. may produce greenish sputum. In Klebsiella p., sputum will look like current jelly.
5. Chest pain -- sharp, especially upon inhalation (pleurisy)
6. Rapid shallow breathing
7. Shortness of breath (SOB) -- especially with activity
8. Headache, nausea, vomiting, Diarrhea, and weakness may occur with all types, but more often is due to Legionella p.
9. Abdominal pain
10. Fatigue

Symtoms of Viral ppneumonia:
1. Starts with upper respiratory symptoms such as a dry cough, low-grade fever (< 100 degrees Fahrenheit), headache, Nasal Congestion, sore throat, along with muscle and joint aches
2. Skin rash may appear as in measles
3. Cough -- dry, can have sputum
4. Chest pain -- especially with breathing, and on one side
5. Chills
6. Shortness of breath, especially with activity
7. Nausea, vomiting, Diarrhea