Pneumonia without fever and no cough
Pneumonia in itself is very dangerous disease, but pneumonia without cough is far more dangerous. Not many know, but this pathology can develop quite quickly, without any pronounced symptoms and a sharp deterioration. This term is a combination of several pathologies relating to pulmonary tissue, and each of them has its own characteristics. It is important to remember that the disease is not always accompanied by the usual symptoms: cough or temperature.
The facts about the disease
The main organ of respiration are the lungs. They pass into the human body oxygen and output of blood carbon dioxide. It is here that gas exchange occurs substances, air purification from toxins, microorganisms and harmful elements, as well as the power of each cell. In a healthy person is pushing air out is proceeding normally, the patient exhaling more difficult.
Once the infection enters the breathing organs, their functioning, normal functioning of the cardiovascular and immune system difficult. Infection is via inhaled particles of vomit, through viruses, bacteria and fungi, foreign objects and so on. In addition, factor in the appearance of pneumonia may be as hypothermia and have recently had a cold. Can be affected my lungs, but only parts of different sizes. This ailment isn't contagious and is not transmitted by airborne droplets, though, and is in the nature of infectious diseases.
A term such as pneumonia without a cough, was introduced due to the fact that due to the inflammation of various parts of the respiratory organs were identified with different types of the disease, which, in turn, are at different stages. The most dangerous condition is when the patient is not aware of the true reason for his poor health. He will not feel chest pain, no cough or wheeze, and the temperature, if present, is small (it can easily be confused with symptoms of the common cold).
Note that the risk of Contracting most older people over 60 and children under 2 years. Finding out the root cause of the infection, you can define how the person got sick due to an infection, trapped in the body through the respiratory tract, or due to the deterioration of health against the background of already existing diseases. For example, if you completely do not cure the flu, the consequences can be unpredictable.
Despite the basic prerequisites of emergence of the disease, the negative impact could provide drugs and medical intervention. Herethe following:
- the manifestation of the disease after tracheal intubation or mechanical ventilation;
- the contamination can occur as a result of visiting the infectious Department of the hospital.
How to detect the disease
After analyzing the existing types of the disease, you can be ready for anything. But do not forget that all sorts of bacteria and germs surround us everywhere. So, the causative agent of pneumonia can be one of harmful microorganisms, such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Legionella, or chlamydia, which are primarily striking lung tissue. As for viruses, there is the most threat are: the herpes virus, pneumonic plague and those that appeared due to complications after influenza (A and b).
The state of an organism is influenced by the conditions of human life. Causes such as unfavorable environment, poor nutrition and bad habits, can not only lead to pneumonia and other serious diseases. Therefore, most patients can be found in nursing homes and similar institutions. In addition, vulnerable to infection and people suffering from drug and alcohol dependency, immunocompromised and HIV-infected.
All who may have weak immune system, may not notice the infection. Protective capabilities are reduced due to the presence in the blood of microorganisms and viruses, so the body can not fully resist the harmful effects of the environment.
Self-medication and taking medication without the supervision of a physician affects the internal micro flora and improves the growth of harmful bacteria. They adapt quickly to the environment and become insensitive to the treatment.
Cough is an important indicator when infected respiratory tract. This is a normal reaction to the occurrence of external pests. This process allows to get rid of mucus and phlegm. His appearance means inflammation of the upper respiratory organs.
He is accompanied by fever, fatigue and weakness in General. Not everyone wants to go to the doctor when the cough, because I think that the usual home treatment will be more effective. However, that is exactly what begins the inflammatory process that can lead to serious complications if not given adequate treatment or if left untreated the disease).
The absence of obvious symptoms
If the chimney approach of a mild cold may take a chronic character. Mucus from the bronchi does not go away, and suppression of cough drugs leads to the development ofpneumonia, to detect which in such conditions is very difficult. All the pathological changes remain in the lungs and continue to develop there. More severe stage leads to the appearance of pus, green or yellow tint. If a person has no fever, the following symptoms:
- excessive sweating;
- shortness of breath;
- pain in chest during motion;
- a strong cough.
These signs indicate a weakened immune system. It can also be the consequence of undertreated diseases. Not referring to the specialist, it is impossible to correctly diagnose and start treatment. And after taking the medicines for one disease the body is unable to cope with a new wave of infection. If the cough is getting worse and lasts more than two weeks (especially in children), this is a signal for the urgent conduct deeper diagnostics.
If the symptoms found in the child, it is necessary to go on reception to the doctor. In the home observe how the child performs the exercise, are there any signs of drowsiness or loss of appetite. A specialist will be able to carry out the necessary examination and do tests and, of course, explain the dangers of self-medication.
The right approach to recovery
As practice shows, not all follow the warnings of the doctors about the back of self-treatment. We must not forget that, without knowing the cause of infection, it is impossible to find the right drugs that will once and for all get rid of the pathogen. A full course of treatment, affecting temperature, and cough, and on the human condition in General, represents a comprehensive approach. For that specialist (in the case of children is a pediatrician) prescribed anti-inflammatory and General strengthening therapy. Such techniques will have a beneficial effect on the body. In addition to medication, the patient may in other ways contribute to his recovery:
- Observe sleep and proper diet. Eat more foods with protein and zinc.
- More fish dishes from cereals, berries, vegetables and fruits. These products lower the risk of developing pneumonia.
- Avoiding harmful habits speed up the recovery.
It is very important to return the cough reflex, otherwise requires reorganization during bronchoscopy. All this physiotherapy and special exercises.
Regarding folk remedies: medicine does not prohibit this approach, but to rely solely on recovery with the help of home infusions and tinctures quite dangerous.