Pneumonia symptoms may often include a fever. A high temperature means that the body is attempting to fight off an infection.
Patients may experience fever in conjunction with other symptoms, yet the severity is often different from one age group to another.
Fevers that won't come down at all, or that cause you to decrease your activity for the day are often in need of medical treatment. Many patients report trying to break their fever associated with pneumonia by administering over the counter fever reducers, which often don't do the trick. If this sounds familiar, please contact your physician to take next steps as a high fever that has been going on too long can have serious implications.