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What are the symptoms of a lung injury?

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Depending on the cause of the lung injury, symptoms can be mild or intense. Look for these warning signs:

If you notice any symptoms, call your doctor. If they're severe, call 911.

  • Bluish coloring around nails and lips. This means there’s a lack of oxygen in the blood.
  • Chest pain, often when you inhale
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fast heart rate
  • Shortness of breath

From: Do I Have a Lung Injury? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

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