Are the flu and pneumonia the same thing?
What is the difference between flu and pneumonia?
pneumonia can be viral and bacterial. though both flu and pneumonia can cause respiratory problems, pneumonia usually causes more severe breathing issues, as it is primarily oriented in the lungs.
How can you tell the difference between pneumonia and a cold flu and cough?
Signs of pneumonia include a “wet” chest, coughing up sputum that is green or yellow colored and/or foul smelling, shortness of breath, and possible fever.To tell them,you should do a chest x-ray to determine if you have a cold flu or pneumonia.
Can you have Pneumonia and the flu at the same time?
Yes, in fact that is one of the primary initial complications of the flu: a secondary bacterial pneumonia or sometimes a secondary viral pneumonia.
What happens if pneumonia goes untreated?
Pneumonia can be life-threatening when inflammation from the disease fills the air sacs in your lungs and interferes with your ability to breathe. It can also cause inflammation called pleurisy, lung abscess and acute respiratory distress syndrome.