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Don't neglect pneumonia thinking of common cold and cough?

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  • 22 January, 2023 15:54:33

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News desk: More or less everyone suffers from cold and cough in winter. However, many people consider cold and cough to be common flu and ignore the serious problems. Such as covid 19 or lung infection but cold-cough, fever or respiratory symptoms may appear.

Thousands of people die every year from lung diseases. Along with pneumonia, there are asthma, COPD, but these are very complex lung diseases.

People can die, especially if they get pneumonia. However, there is no special warning about this disease among many.

What is pneumonia?

An infection in the lungs is called pneumonia. In this case, fluid and pus can accumulate in different places of the air flow in the lungs. In addition, phlegm accumulates in many cases.

Pneumonia can be caused by various reasons. Most of the time, this disease is occurring due to bacteria, viruses, fungi.

Who is at greater risk?

. Those who are over 65 years old
. Low immunity
. Diabetics
. The risk of pneumonia is high in patients with high blood pressure
, cancer or HIV.

What are the symptoms?

In this regard, Myoclinic says, symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to very severe. Symptoms depend on the type of bacteria, how much of the lung is affected, etc.

Because of this, different symptoms may appear in each person's body. But in most cases, the symptoms that occur are -
 Severe pain in the chest while coughing or breathing
. confusion
. expectoration with cough
. Suffer from fatigue
. Shivering can cause fever .
Body temperature can decrease
. Acute respiratory distress

, but the body of the newborn does not show any symptoms of this infection. In some cases there may be vomiting, fever, cough or fatigue.

When to go to the doctor?

Shortness of breath, chest pain, fever over 102 degrees, pus discharge with cough must go to the doctor.

In addition, if the age is more than 65 and the child is under 2 years of age or the immunity is weak, consult a specialist if undergoing chemotherapy.

What is the treatment for pneumonia?

Antibiotics for bacterial infection. Antifungal if caused by fungus. Antivirals are given if necessary if the infection is caused by a virus.

Source: NHS/Myoclinic


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