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Atypical Pneumonia Symptoms and Causes

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. You can also get pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.

Symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you

  • Have a high fever
  • Have shaking chills
  • Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
  • Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu

Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

Preventing pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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I am 11 days into a 20 day regime of Doxycycline for Staph. I am 51 and have not had a period in 2 years. 2 days ago I had some breast tenderness and this morning I woke to classic menstrual bleeding with abdominal cramps. Could the Doxycyclin

I am a 45 year old women who developed acne 4 years agao after my hysterectomy.Ihave been using doxycycline for the last 10 months......the only side effects I have experienced are nausea if pill tkn in empty stomach and weight gain ( which

I am anaemic and i've been treating my acne with doxycycline but instead my anaemia got worse i'm drowzy,my head feels heavy and i have a headache from hell.

I had these 100mg tablets for a sinus infection its gone now i take the last 1 tomorrow but after the few few days on them i ad to take 8 2 to start with then 1 a day. so after a few days on them i got 2 complaints my anus was a bit sore and neck an

I have just taken myself off Doxycycline. I had so much pressure in my skull - unable to stand for very long, felt really weak and thought I was going to pass out..A Few pains in my kidney area.

I took doxycycline for 10 days for perioral dermatitis. A week after completing the medicine I went to the ER with a burning in my chest. Then I lost my appetite, was nauseousand started losing weight. Three weeks later I was diagnosed with

I was taking doxycycline for an MRSA staph infection. I had tightness in my chest and worsening difficulty breathing, sore tongue, burning palms and soles of my feet, and extreme exhaustion. At the end of my 9th day on the medication, I had excruti

I was taking doxycycline for meibomitis and a little over 2 weeks after I started I came ill with severe head pressure,tinnitus,chills,nausea,flulike symptoms and after 2 emergency room visits and 6 different doctors (who were trying to treat me for

I was taking them as an anti-malarial. Caused a duodenal ulcer and a bleed on the brain, either of which could have killed me. Both nearly did, I had 3 months in hospital and 8 operations before I was discharged. I will probably never be properly wel

I'm currently taking doxycycline for Lyme disease, and about a week into my month prescription, I started having severe itching all over my body. It keeps me up at night, and when I asked if there was anything else I could switch to, I was told that

I am sorry you are in pain. But did you not just say you have Pneumonia!? I think that life threatening infection is worse than the diarrhea dont you?

I just wanted to share that on Sunday night I had a very horrible experience with Delsyn brand cough syrup. I had vivid and terrifying hallucinations after taking it. I am not on other meds except anti-biotics for pneumonia and only t

Background: 55 yr old female, never sick exc for rare cold. No meds (perhaps 10 NSAIDS per year for hormonally related headache). Got the flu before my flu shot kicked in...kids ok, my flu turned to pneumonia. Can't take PCNs. No other allergies or

Extreme muscle pain in legs, shoulders, neck and back. already had fibromyalgia and this was worse than any pain had previous to taking simvastatin. I was on it a yr. I had chonic insomnia, chest pain like pneumonia, so tired couldn't hardly move. co

Had been taking coversyl 10mg for a couple of years Had flu like symptoms for last 3 months with dry cough, then got chest pain/shortness of breath. Hospitalised pneumonia in both lungs, a PE and the pain was from pleurisy. Stopped coversyl after see

Hi am a nursing student and my pt has pneumonia and pleural effusion and empyema withlarge abcessand the hostpital is giving him perfalgan is that wrong?

I am a 95yr old male with Age related macular degeneration,the worst diagnosis,sight is extremely limited,hard of hearing,and prone to frequent bouts of recurring pneumonia,in the winter,and usually have ended up in hospital.Other than that I have s

I am a pediatric RN. My son was put on Omnicef after being given Rocephin (1.5gm) for pneumonia. He has been on it before for other things, and each time we've had the same two problems. Extreme sleepiness, and severe aggitation. Yelling, r

I am currently taking Azithromycin - 5 day dose.. started Friday, 8/20 for pneumonia, Sunday shortly after dinner the diarrhea started - HOLY COW.. talk about immense pain anddiscomfort!! Thesame happened Monday night after dinner

I had a ct scan that showed I have an pneumonia I did X-ray and it was negative no pneumonia

Atypical Pneumonia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.