The most common symptoms include:
- Pain in the chest
- Productive coughing
- Shortness of breath
If left untreated
Untreated pneumonia may lengthen the duration of sickness and is a potentially deadly illness. The longer a patient has pneumonia, the more he or she risks the development of complications. Organ failure, bacterial infections in the blood, and the spread of infections are all risk factors associated with untreated pneumonia. DispatchHealth can help treat your non-life-threatening pneumonia today. Contact us to learn more.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 24th, 2019
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