Symptoms of Respiratory Infection

Symptoms of a respiratory infection can be debilitating, whether the cause is bacterial, viral or fungal. Symptoms may include:

  • Congestion in the lungs
  • Cough
  • Green, yellow or blood-tinged mucus
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or crackling with breathing
  • Chest pain with breathing or coughing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats

Complications of a severe respiratory infection include: