Doctor confirms pneumonia on the basis of the following symptoms— fever/chills/grey-blue lips and finger nails (any two).
It is not common cold as the following symptoms are not observed - Nasal congestion/sore throat/ hoarseness (any two).
Precautions to be followed are:
i. Cover the nose when near the patient.
ii. Do not share glasses and utensils or articles used by the infected person.