Understanding Pneumonia -- Symptoms
What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?
The symptoms of
can include: pneumonia
You may also notice nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heavy
sweating, and mental confusion. Sometimes a person with diabetes may have only a few of the symptoms that you might see with a pneumonia.
Bacterial pneumonia in children may have more subtle symptoms:
Labored and rapid breathing (more than 45 breaths a minute)
skin, lips, or fingertips
Infants may have less specific symptoms, such as fussiness or difficulty feeding.
When to Call Your Doctor About Pneumonia
Call your doctor if you have any of the
symptoms of pneumonia. Most of the time, you will need immediate treatment to get better and avoid complications. Also call your doctor if:
Your sharp chest pain does not get better.
Your shortness of breath gets worse.
fingernails, toenails, or skin become dark or turn bluish. You cough up