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Symptoms of Pneumonia Keep an eye on how you’re doing when you have a respiratory infection, because you’re more likely to get pneumonia. Many people have home blood pressure monitoring devices. These devices can be used to track the vital signs of someone who has become ill. If you notice symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible. Common signs and symptoms of pneumonia include: • Severe cough with green or yellow mucus that doesn’t improve or gets worse • Fever* and chills • Rapid breathing • Shortness of breath during normal daily activities • Increased heart rate* • Chest pain or discomfort when breathing in or coughing • Headache • Excessive sweating and clammy skin • Confusion (may be the first symptom in elderly people) 4 Symptoms of Pneumonia Keep an eye on how you’re doing when you have a respiratory infection, because you’re more likely to get pneumonia. Many people have home blood pressure monitoring devices. These devices can be used to track the vital signs of someone who has become ill. If you notice symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible. Common signs and symptoms of pneumonia include: • Severe cough with green or yellow mucus that doesn’t improve or gets worse • Fever* and chills • Rapid breathing • Shortness of breath during normal daily activities • Increased heart rate* • Chest pain or discomfort when breathing in or coughing • Headache • Excessive sweating and clammy skin • Confusion (may be the first symptom in elderly people) © 2016 ABC and StayWel . All rights reserved. A PATIENT RESOURCE GUIDE Pneumonia and Heart Disease: Protecting Yourself * These symptoms can be different based on a person’s age and overall health. Ask your doctor for more information about what is normal for you, and when you should call for help. Symptoms of Pneumonia Click here to download and print this helpful information about pneumonia symptoms. * These symptoms can be different based on a person’s age and overall health. Ask your doctor for more information about what is normal for you, and when you should call for help.


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