It is defined as the inflammation of the air spaces which is present in your lungs. In pneumonia air sacs filled with purulent fluid. There are many organisms which involved in the pathogenesis of pneumonia. Severity of disease range from mild to severe depend upon the causative organism and the host immune condition.


Below mention are the sign and symptoms of pneumonia:Pneumonia Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Phlegum
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Nausea

There are many organisms which cause this disease. Certain bacteria and viruses involved in this disease. Some common organism includes:

  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Certain fungi species
  • Hemophilus influenza

If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

  • Lung’sabscess
  • Pleural effusion
  • Bacteremia

After taking medical history your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnose your condition:

  • Chest X-ray to check the extent of disease
  • Sputum culture to check the causative organism
  • Pulse oximetry to check the oxygen level in your blood
  • Blood test to confirm the infection
  • Ct scan

After conducting physical examination your doctor will determine the condition that if you required hospital administration or not. Following medication will reduce the condition:

  • Pain killer to reduce the pain
  • Antibiotics will clear the bacterial infection
  • Cough depressant to reduce the cough and sputum production
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you to reduce signs and symptoms:

  • Drink more water and stay hydrated
  • Take proper medicine
  • Get bed rest
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