Pneumonia contributes to viral, bacterial and fungal infections, and inhalation of chemicals and toxic substances. Not less common cause of pneumonia is a complication of other diseases (influenza, bronchitis, etc.), and prolonged bed rest.
The manifestation of pneumonia depends on the severity of the inflammatory process (complete or partial lesion of the lung tissue), and the age of onset, concomitant diseases and other factors, able to change picture of the disease. However, some symptoms are all characteristic of inflammation of the lungs.
One of the first signs of pneumonia is a painful cough, which goes into a painful cough. Most often it is accompanied by high fever up to 39-40°C with shaking chills. In this case, assume pneumonia is possible when the pain in my side (in the chest) and sometimes in the abdomen during coughing, sneezing, and the inhalation and exhalation.
With the spread of the inflammatory process there is constant aching pain in the chest. Breathing becomes shallow and frequent. During the cough mucous expectoration changes to purulent and acquires the color of rust.
Due to the increase in temperature is marked dryness of the skin, peeling. Join signs of dehydration and intoxication. This, in turn, affects cardiovascular and nervous system, which manifests as palpitations and headache.
In addition to the characteristic signs of pneumonia decreased appetite. On the cheeks is welcome to apply blush, especially on the part of the affected lung. Often joined by cold sores around the lips and nostrils. Due to dehydration, the urine becomes dark in color and stands out in small quantities.
An important consequence of pneumonia is pulmonary edema. It often leads to death. But even with a favorable outcome of the disease may remain adhesions (replacement of lung tissue to more dense), which disrupt the functional ability of the lungs.
To avoid all unintended consequences of pneumonia, you should contact your doctor at the first signs of her suspicion, for example, pain during a cough (even low) as lobular pneumonia, when the inflammatory process involved separate regions of the lung, may occur with weak symptoms. However, adverse factors can trigger its aggravation.