Inhaled beta2-agonists open up (dilate) the airways that
lead to the lungs (bronchial tubes). This makes it easier to breathe. They are
sometimes used in
acute bronchitis to help coughing and wheezing.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs. Usually the inflammation is caused by an infection, but it can also be caused by breathing certain chemical fumes. It's a more common problem than most people think. Usually pneumonia is a mild disease, but some forms are very dangerous. In all cases, you'll need to seek care from your health care provider.
Pneumonia can affect just one lobe of the right or left lung, a whole lung, or both lungs.
Many different kinds of germs infect the lungs and cause...