Pneumonia

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Pneumonia

Prevention

Treatment

Causes

Symptoms

Pneumonia

By:Bryttani Wooten

Facts

a. Viral pneumoniai. Fever (low)ii. Chillsiii. Fatigueiv. Sore throatv. Chest painb. Bacterial pneumoniai. Fever (high)ii. Sharp pain in chest (when breathing)iii. Abdominal painiv. Shortness of breath

Normally a specific organism cannot be identified, but most common is Streptococcus pneumoniaOther organisms: mycoplasma pneumonia (walking pneumonia), influenza, and respiratory syncytial virusBreathing in infected air particles with these bacteria in itAfter having the flu or cold because some of these bacteria are already in your body and travel to your lungs

a. Antibiotics-high cure ratei. Doctor will choose certain antibiotic based upon your age and how severe the pneumonia is ii. Improvement in symptoms: 2-3 days

a. No smokingb. Stay away from sick people (especially with a cold or the flue)c. Wash hands oftend. Get flu, measles, and chickenpox vaccines


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