Whether it's a fever, a persistent cough that just won't go away, discolored mucus, or difficulty breathing, it is important to be checked for pneumonia. Pneumonia can be caused either by a virus or by bacteria - we can treat both!
Everyone should be able to breathe easy
- Cough - especially with rusty or green mucus
- Shaking and chills
- Chest pain that worsens when you cough
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling very tired or very weak
- Nausea and vomiting
Our board certified infectious disease doctor will follow up on your symptoms with a chest x-ray and a CBC test. We will also ask questions to help identify the source of the problem.
Once we know whether it's viral or bacterial pneumonia, we'll be able to administer effective treatments to help your body fight off the infection and get your lungs healthy again.
While the very young and very old are at greatest risk, anyone can get pneumonia from areas with lots of people in close quarters - such as work, school, and large family homes.