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7 Signs Your Upper Respiratory Infection is Actually Pneumonia

Reader's Digest Logo By Jenn Morson of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 7: You may develop a low-grade fever with an upper respiratory infections (URI); it’s not common, but also not impossible. If, however, that fever reaches 101 degrees or higher, there's a greater chance that URI has developed into pneumonia. (Related: Could it be a sinus infection? Here are <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/sinus-infection-symptoms/1/">common sinus infection symptoms</a>.)

Fever

Upper respiratory infections typically clear up within two to three weeks, but they can develop into pneumonia. If you are experiencing one or more of these pneumonia symptoms, it’s time to consult your doctor.

You may develop a low-grade fever with an upper respiratory infections (URI); it’s not common, but also not impossible. If, however, that fever reaches 101 degrees or higher, there's a greater chance that URI has developed into pneumonia. (Related: Could it be a sinus infection? Here are common sinus infection symptoms.)

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