Silent Pneumonia is caused by a bacterium known as Mycoplasma. It develops slowly and the symptoms may occur after twenty five days. The condition is not as painful as normal Pneumonia but it cannot be ignored. Timely treatment is necessary because it can become dangerous if not treated for a long time. It can lead to heart diseases and disorders of the nervous system including inflammation of the brain.

Silent Pneumonia Causes

  • Mycoplasma bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Smoking
  • Covid-19 virus
  • Weak immune system
  • Flue
  • Pollution

Silent Pneumonia Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Feeling tired
  • Chest pain
  • Mild chills
  • Low fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Sneezing
  • Headache

Silent Pneumonia Treatment

There is no vaccination that prevents silent pneumonia or the bacteria that cause it. It is also possible to become reinfected, so prevention is the key. This is particularly important for children, who may get the bacteria at school. Antibiotics are generally prescribed to cure bacterium that is causing pneumonia. Patients can generally recover from pneumonia if they take treatment timely. Doctors will prescribe antibiotic therapy only if the patient has bacterial pneumonia. Be sure to take all the medications, even if the patient feels better before taking it all. Some patients with silent pneumonia require hospitalization for recovery. Patients may also need to stay at the hospital if it gets severe. During the stay at the hospital, the patient may receive antibiotic therapy, intravenous fluid, or respiratory therapy, if the patient has trouble breathing. Patients can recover by getting enough rest and fluids at home. If it ends up still the patient may receive an antibiotic, which will shorten the time it takes to recover. Be sure to take the antibiotic for the given period.

How Long Does It Last?

Silent Pneumonia is usually milder than pneumonia. It takes a longer recovery period. It can take about six weeks to fully recover from it. Most people recover in about a week. Silent Pneumonia usually starts to improve after starting antibiotics. If one has a weakened immune system or a severe case of pneumonia, then the recovery period might be longer.