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Originally posted by Bibliophile
Getting cold outside and/or walking in the rain or snow will not make you sick. Colds, influenza, pneumonia, et al, are caused by viruses.
You already had a virus present in your body when you walked to school.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs most often caused by infection with bacteria or a virus. Pneumonia can make it hard to breathe because the lungs have to work harder to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream.
Symptoms of pneumonia caused by bacteria often begin suddenly and may follow an upper respiratory infection, such as influenza (flu) or a cold. Common symptoms include fever, a cough that often produces colored mucus (sputum) from the lungs, and rapid, often shallow breathing.
Older adults may have different, fewer, or milder symptoms. The major sign of pneumonia in older adults may be a change in how well they think (confusion or delirium) or a worsening of a lung disease they already have.
Symptoms of pneumonia not caused by bacteria (nonbacterial) include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and there may be little mucus production.
I am not, technically speaking or 'not technically speaking', a real medical doctor, psychologist or even a dentist.
In fact, I lack a college degree of any kind.
I do not have a high school diploma, and to tell you the truth I barely made it through the 5th grade,
so take nothing stated here as medical advice.