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What are the symptoms of potential pneumonia?

I received chest xray results after having a bad cold, cough, wheexing. They state there are a few nonspecific accentuated markings noted at the lower lung zones in addition to some minimal peribrochial thickening. No evidence of consolidation or atelectasis is seen. Pleural spaces are clear. Impression: Mild lower airways inflammatory changes are suggested. Is this pneumonia or bronchitis or??
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
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In my opinion you are having infection in your lung. It is known as Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI). And mild inflammatory changes are seen in pneumonia.
Symptoms of pneumonia are
1. Fever with or with out chills.
2. Cough with expectoration.
3. Chest pain.
4. Wheezing etc
So better to start antibiotic with antiinflammatory and antihistamines. Keep yourself hydrated. Start oral bronchodilators also.
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What are the symptoms of potential pneumonia?

Thanks for your question on HCM. In my opinion you are having infection in your lung. It is known as Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI). And mild inflammatory changes are seen in pneumonia. Symptoms of pneumonia are 1. Fever with or with out chills. 2. Cough with expectoration. 3. Chest pain. 4. Wheezing etc So better to start antibiotic with antiinflammatory and antihistamines. Keep yourself hydrated. Start oral bronchodilators also.