The most serious and common adult pneumonia is caused by bacteria and its common signal of its lung invasion is by a “sudden, out of the blue” severe shaking chills episode. This chilling event is typically followed by:
You may also experience:
Bacterial pneumonia is spread via contact with those who are ill, or are carrying it around in their throat. In fact, it is common for the pneumonia causing bacteria to be present in throats without causing illness, especially in children’s throats.
Atypical pneumonia is pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumonia and Chlamydophila pneumonia. Mycoplasma and chlamydophila bacteria typically results in a milder lung infection, yet may still cause you chills, cough and fever symptoms.
If you have difficulty breathing, cough and fever caused by pneumonia, your treatment will depend on what caused your infection. For example, antibiotics help with the bacteria caused version, and viral caused may clear up with rest and plenty of liquids.
Your doctor is the best person to make this lung infection treatment determination for your difficulty breathing, cough and fever symptoms.
Pneumococcal pneumonia, a bacterial infection, accounts for up to a quarter of all pneumonia. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems. Those in these groups are encouraged to get an annual vaccine.