Today humanity faced a new type of viral infection – COVID-19. The global pandemic scared people and forced them to be more attentive to their health and personal hygiene. Coronavirus can cause such a dangerous complication as pneumonia. There is a range of signs of pneumonia at COVID-19 infection.
The Most Common Symptoms of Coronavirus
The global pandemic lasts more than six months. It is known that this infection can cause no symptoms at all (asymptomatic form). At the same time, most coronavirus-infected people have mild indicants like dry or wet cough. More serious COVID-19 signs are a fever and trouble breathing. Shallow respiration is one more coronavirus indicant.
The most severe form of the disease is notable with the progression of pneumonia at coronavirus. If the patient does not consult the doctor and refuses medical advice, the critical form of COVID-19 develops. Pneumonia progresses and smothers breathing that can cause fatal outcomes.
What is Pneumonia at Coronavirus?
This respiratory complication of COVID-19 can affect one or both lungs. The inflammation develops very quickly. It takes place in the small air sacs that are situated in the human lungs. First, some fluid concentrates in the lungs and then it transforms into pus. Our body reacts to these dangerous changes with a high temperature, discomfort, and painful sensations in the chest zone, wet cough, etc.
Signs of Pneumonia at Coronavirus
If pneumonia is caused by a coronavirus, the same indicants are observed like the inflammation has another nature (virus, fungi, bacteria, etc.). Besides signs mentioned above (chest pain, fever, and wet cough), there are other symptoms to take into account:
- Productive cough that produces mucus;
- Sweating (or alternatively – chill sensations);
- Appetite loss;
The earliest indicant of the coronavirus-infected pneumonia is constant fatigue and cough (but usually dry). It is worth noting that coronavirus causes pneumonia in 14% of all cases. Aged people and anyone with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, hypertonia, etc.) are in the risk group to face respiratory distress syndrome and other respiratory failures that lead to the progress of COVID-19 originated pneumonia.
How Pneumonia When Coronavirus Is Called?
Physicians named pneumonia caused by COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia (NCIP). It does not mean that signs differ from other types of lung inflammations. This title explains that the illness takes place by the reason of COVID-19 – if someone is coronavirus infected and is ill with pneumonia.
What to Do If Coronavirus Pneumonia?
Doctors recommend the standard set of medicines that includes cough syrups and pills, antifebrile agents. The bed rest and warm drinks are required as well. Note that critical cases and very severe forms of lung fever caused by COVID-19 need hospital-based treatment. Sometimes even a lung ventilator is a must to save the patient’s life.