How do you know the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?
Both of my kiddos have ear infections and chest colds and are on antibiotics and I've caught they're chest cold. How do you know if it's pneumonia?
I'm trying to ride this out, because I was just on antibiotics 3 weeks ago for an ear and throat infection, now this. I don't want to overload my system with antibiotics. When do you need to start worrying about a chest cold?
I've got a low grade fever (99-100 range) with chills, cough that sometimes produces yellow mucus, body aches, headache, nasal congestion. My chest mildly hurts when I cough, but it's mainly my throat that hurts when I cough.
Thanks for your help. I know that pneumonia can turn deadly, which is why I'm asking.