About Symptoms of Bacterial Pneumonia

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Symptoms of bacterial pneumonia include a fever, shaking, chills and sputum that is either yellow or brown. Find out how pneumonia can cause a patient to cough and increase their respiration with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on respiratory therapy and healthy breathing.

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I would like to talk to you about symptoms of of bacterial pneumonia. Types of, two types; one is called typical pneumonia and the other one is called atypical pneumonia. We'll go back to typical pneumonia first and give you the signs, give you the symptoms of that and its increase fever, increase shaking and chills. Your sputum would be either yellow and brown or yellow or brown or and brown with cough, chest pain with increase on breathing. You could have shortness of breath, could have some confusion with disorientation. And that's the typical pneumonia of the bacterial pneumonia. The atypical is like, many people have heard it called walking pneumonia. Not, at people, they don't even know they have it. It usually follows another illness. You have less fever and chills. You have headache and body aches and joint paints; non productive cough. You might be weak and very tired and the pain would also might be in your abdomen.


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